Type : Other Article
Lokesh Gupta, Jasbir Singh Manhas, and Vinod Kumar
The purpose of this study was to assess the perception of faculties regarding impact of international collaborations in SAU’s and to know the correlation between selected personal variables and perception of the faculties. The study covered the fi ve years period from 2013 to 2017. A total number of 510 faculties (Scientists) were participated in this survey. To study the perception of faculties, they were asked to elicit their responses on three point continuum and the data for the same was recorded and analyzed to draw the results. The minimum possible score for perception was ‘0’ and maximum was ‘24’. The Mean and Standard Deviation and Pearson coefficient of correlation was employed to assess the relationship between dependent and independent variables. The result shows that most of the scientists 228 were above 40 years in age, 321 scientists were educated up to Ph.D., majority of the scientists 232 have service experience between 14-25 years, 274 scientists have more than 19 published research paper, 236 scientists have attended number of seminars between 6 to13 and 265 scientists have participated in 5-10 number of conferences. Further finding revealed that out of total 510 faculty members, majority 98.00 per cent faculty (scientists) agreed that “due to more systematic contact between participants, research techniques are more readily disseminated and adopted” and 97 per cent of the respondents agreed that “exchange of academic information and research materials helps in increasing efficiency of scientists”. The fi rst rank was given to the statement “Due to more systematic contact between participants, research techniques are more readily disseminated and adopted” with 99.00 Mean per cent score. The correlation between personal variables and perception shows that age, education, service experience and conferences attended was positively significant with perception.
Keyword: International collaborations; Perception; Impact; Visibility; Productivity.