Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has obtained an impressive performance in terms of Average Citation Per Paper and citation indices, according to a recent study.
A recent study of the research performance of 39 central universities in India has been published in Current Science (VOL. 112, NO.11, 10 JUNE 2017). The research publication data has been computed for a 25-year period (1990–2014).
The study shows that relatively smaller universities, such as the University of Hyderabad (UoH) have a very impressive research performance.
The data examines research productivity per capita, per crore rupees grant, rate of growth of research output, authorship and collaboration pattern, citation impact and discipline-wise research strength of these institutions.
The study used indicators such as total papers (TP) and total citations (TC) data and computed average citation per paper (ACPP), productivity per capita (PPC), number of highly cited papers (HiCP), number of international collaborative papers (ICP), h-index and P-index.
The study also categorized the research output data for each of the Universities into 14 broad disciplines (subject areas) and then identified universities having strong presence in each of the disciplines.
University of Delhi (DU) ranks at the top on majority of the indicators such as TP, TC, HiCP and ICP. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and University of Hyderabad (UoH) are in the top bracket on many indicators.
The study also observed that about 65% of the total output of CUs during the 25-year period is contributed by the four older universities (DU, BHU, AMU and UoH) only. For the most recent five-year period, the total contribution of these four universities is about 60%.
On an average DU and UoH have one paper per year per faculty.
The string of achievements and honours to the UoH, particularly with regard to academic output and productivity including the recently released World ranking that places the university among the top 2.3% of the 23000 plus universities in the world is encouraging to the university fraternity, faculty and students. (INN)