Twenty-nine scientists from Jadavpur University in Kolkata have found a place in the database compiled by Stanford University which ranks the two percent of the top performing scientists in the world based on their research publications. An official from the Jadavpur University Teachers Association claimed that the number of JU scientists is the highest on the list among any universities in the country. Next come BHU (24), Hyderabad University (22) and Delhi University (18).
Across the country, 2,049 names of various universities and institutes have been added to the list. Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Prof Suranjan Das told PTI that it was a matter of pride for the country and West Bengal in particular that so many of the university’s teachers were included in the prestigious database.
“Scientists from the University of Jadavpur have won this honor even though the university does not have the privilege of obtaining adequate central funds. The Center should look at how JU pursues scientific research with its limited financial resources, being a state university, and allocate more funds to it, ” Das said. The database, which took into account research publications through the end of 2020, includes the two percent of the world’s top scientists based on the percentile score. The pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Jadavpur, Professor Chiranjib Bhattacharya, told PTI, “ This is a confirmation of the high academic level of our faculty. Jadavpur University is in the same bracket as IIT Kharagpur and other leading institutions and our teachers and scientists are undertaking important work in the field of scientific research which is acclaimed around the world. ” Until ‘114 scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, are on the list, ranking it as the number one higher education institution in the country.
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