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Scientometric analysis of some disciplines: Comparison of Indian institutions with other international institutions

Raghuraman, KP and Chander, Romesh and Madras, Giridhar (2010) Scientometric analysis of some disciplines: Comparison of Indian institutions with other international institutions. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 99 (5). pp. 577-587.

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Abstract

We have carried out a three-part study comparing the research performance of Indian institutions with that of other international institutions. In the first part, the publication profiles of various Indian institutions were examined and ranked based on the h-index and p-index. We found that the institutions of national importance contributed the highest in terms of publications and citations per institution. In the second part of the study, we looked at the publication profiles of various Indian institutions in the high-impact journals and compared these profiles against that of the top Asian and US universities. We found that the number of papers in these journals from India was miniscule compared to the US universities. Recognizing that the publication profiles of various institutions depend on the field/departments, we studied the publication profiles of many science and engineering departments at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, the Indian Institutes of Technology, as well as top Indian universities. Because the number of faculty in each department varies widely, we have computed the publications and citations per faculty per year for each department. We have also compared this with other departments in various Asian and US universities. We found that the top Indian institution based on various parameters in various disciplines was IISc, but overall even the top Indian institutions do not compare favourably with the top US or Asian universities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Indian and international institutions; publications; research performance; scientometric analysis
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences > National Centre for Science Information
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 06:49
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2010 06:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33439

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