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University of Hyderabad ranked 1 yet again for research output

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Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has done it again. In the latest Nature Index for 2020-2021 based on its research output, the university has been ranked 1 and was ranked 18 overall among all institutions.

The research outputs for UoH published between December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020, tracked by Nature Index, were considered for the ranking. Chemistry and Physical Sciences were evaluated for output subject wise. UoH received a count of 54 and a share of 14.72, the UoH said on Friday.

“The Nature Index functions as an indicator of high quality research in Natural and Physical Sciences (includes Chemistry, Life Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences) and it is indeed a proud moment for the UoH, an Institution of Eminence, to continue to be ranked at number 1 among the Universities in successive years. Although our competition is with established specialised research institutes and the IITs, as a multidisciplinary University we do remarkably well. We need to work hard to better our ranks,” Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor, UoH said.

“Receiving additional funding under the IoE mandates that we should have a presence in the top-ranked institutions and therefore we have to benchmark our output with the top 100 performers globally, which is what we are setting out to do, in accordance with the government of India’s clear directives,” he added.

The rankings are done based on the number of research papers published. A count of one (1) was assigned to an institution if one or more authors were from that institution, it said, adding that share was a fractional count that takes into account the percentage of authors from that institution and the number of affiliated institutions per article. The maximum combined share for any article is one.

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