Discusses Role of eBooks in academic learning and research around – HSS to strengthen India’s research ecosystem


On the backdrop of the Springer Nature India Research Tour in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Education, the University of Hyderabad (UoH), hosted the Springer Nature team to share insights on Role of eBooks in academic learning and research around – Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) which was attended by faculty, research scholars from Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences groups.



Expressing his happiness on the India Research Tour visiting UoH campus, Prof. B J Rao, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad said, “In addition to be recognised as a top-ranking institution by QS and NIRF, University of Hyderabad ranks at number one in the Nature Index Rankings 2023 which shows the quality of research undertaken by our faculty and researchers. I am happy that the Springer Nature India Research Tour in partnership with the Indian Ministry of Education is taking place at our university and this knowledge-sharing partnership will motivate our young research scholars to excel in their fields of endeavour”.



Prof. Ashwini Nangia, Dean, School of Chemistry; Prof. P Prakash Babu, School of Life Sciences; Dr. Arvind Susarla, School of Social Sciences and Dr. Jovan Jose, School of Chemistry were part of the knowledge sharing summit at the university. The research Scholars interacted with the team from Springer Nature and got insights into the finer aspects of publishing.



As part of this research summit nine women scientists from UoH made poster presentations on the theme – ‘Her Research – Our Future’ which was appreciated by the Springer Nature team. All nine scientists received awards for their presentation.



The India Research Tour’s primary objective is to fortify the Indian research landscape by nurturing the talents of young researchers and creating an inclusive environment for knowledge dissemination. One of the tour’s fundamental principles is to democratize research, fostering conversations that revolve around ensuring access for all and promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Mr. Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, Managing Director, Springer Nature India shared his perspective, stating: “The National Research Tour embodies a holistic approach to foster research, innovation, and knowledge-sharing throughout India. Our joint objective with the Ministry of Education is to strengthen India’s research landscape, empowering young researchers, promoting access for all, and advancing Sustainable Development Goals. We are particularly committed to empowering women researchers and facilitating access for girl students, thus promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion within Indian academia.”


The Ministry of Education and Springer Nature India are resolute in steering India toward a sustainable and innovative future. This collaborative endeavour, grounded in research, innovation, and the realization of the SDGs, symbolizes India’s unwavering commitment to meaningful progress.



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