Hyderabad, Nov.2 (Maxim News): Based on data compiled and studied by John Loannidis of Stanford University, Elsevier and SciTech Strategies, and published in the highly respected journal PLOS Biology last week, three University of Hyderabad (UoH) faculty figure in the top 200 researchers in their respective fields: Prof. MNV Prasad of the School of Life Sciences, ranked 116th in the field of Environmental Sciences, Prof. Ashwini Nangia of School of Chemistry, ranked 124th in the field of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, and Prof. Pramod K Nayar of the Department of English ranked 189th, in the field of Literary Studies.
While Prof. MNV Prasad is an Honorary Professor at UoH after superannuation; Prof. Nangia is associated with UoH and is presently serving as Director of NCL, Pune and Prof. Pramod K Nayar is also the Director – Institution of Eminence at UoH.
15 UoH Faculty figure in the top 2% of Indian researchers according to this study, which was based on SCOPUS databased publications. In some cases, such as Literary Studies, UoH boasts the only Indian academic (Pramod K Nayar) in the world’s top 200.
Prof Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, commented: “I am delighted but not really surprised at the wonderful rankings and citation record of our faculty. UoH clearly demonstrates excellence across multiple disciplines as can be seen from this data, with concentrations of high-impact work in Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Computer Science and English. UoH has been at the forefront of research in multiple disciplines and the faculty listed here are all high performers. I see them as setting the high standards for other UoH faculty to be inspired by”. (Maxim News)