KOLKATA: Forty-two teachers of Jadavpur University have found a place in the list compiled by Stanford University of USA that ranks the top two per cent of scientists worldwide based on their research publications, a JU spokesperson said. Among the 3,796 scientist-researchers figuring in the list compiled by Stanford University, Jadavpur University topped counting the citation of research papers and H-index among all Indian universities, the spokesperson said on Thursday.
H-index is an author-level metric that measures the productivity and citation impact of the publications.
Only IISC, Bengaluru and six IITs, including IIT Kharagpur, have found place before the JU in the list as per the number of best scientist-researchers, the spokesperson said.
Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Prof Suranjan Das told PTI that it is a matter of great pride that the number of teachers-scientists from his institution is the highest among all Indian universities and this happened due to continuing pursuit of excellence in scientific research by his colleagues.
Expressing his gratitude to the West Bengal government for the financial support to JU to maintain its academic excellence, Das said “We would appreciate if the fund allocation is raised to the extent possible to support our activities.”
“We would also wish the Centre allocates funds to JU as we have maintained such high standard inspite of not having adequate infrastructure,” he added.
Jadavpur University Teachers’ Association General Secretary Partha Pratim Roy told PTI, “this was a matter of pride for JU and showed the excellence in scientific and technology research of the state university consistently seen in the past several years despite dwindling financial help from both Centre and state.”
The database of top-cited scientists has taken into consideration research publications upto 2021 end and included the top two per cent of the scientists of the wordl based on percentile score.
Scientists are classified into 22 fields and 176 sub-fields. Field and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists with at least five papers. Source: Times of India