Lokesh Gupta, Jasbir Singh Manhas, Vinod Kumar and Amit Kumar
College of Dairy and Food Technology, MPUAT, Udaipur
The intention of this study was to evaluate demographic profile of the students, their perception and correlation on impact assessment of international collaborations on visibility and productivity of SAU’s. The data of five years period from 2013 to 2017 were covered for this study from State Agriculture Universities (SAUs). A total number of 218 students were participated in this survey. To study the personal profile of students, they were asked to elicit their responses on pretested questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed using appropriate tool. The Mean and Standard Deviation was calculated to know the frequency and per cent age of personal variables. Further, for perception, MPS was calculated and rank was assigned to the statements according to their Mean Per cent Score to draw the results. The correlation between selected personal variables and perception of the students was also measured to see the level of significance. Pearson correlation coefficient was employed to assess the relationship between dependent and independent variables. The findings revealed that majority of students i.e., 107 (49%) belonged to age group of above 27 years, 84 (39%) were educated up to M.Sc., 41 per cent had published more than five research papers, 90 students had attended two to five seminars and 41 per cent of the students had attended less than two conferences. Regarding perception, the students were mostly agreed with the statement “International collaborations is an excellent means of bringing together scholars who may be working in parallel fields but who could by virtue of distance or language of publication remain unaware of each other’s work” and “International collaborations provide opportunities for participants to learn about new methodologies and research approaches”. Correlation between personal variables and perception was found positively significant for age, education and conferences attended.