Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has made another record by publishing the highest number of research papers in its history in a year. The research papers were published in reputed national and international journals.
Dr. APJ Abdula Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has published a total of 1,288 research papers this year, stated Scopus, a multidisciplinary database with citations, abstracts and publications.
The AKTU officials stated that the number of research papers publishing is increasing each year because of the several schemes introduced by the University. The focus and dedication of the teachers to produced quality research work are also increased, which is also a contributing factor to the increase in the publication of research papers.
Professor Vinay Kumar Pathak, the Vice-Chancellor of AKTU stated that in the year 2015, a total of 392 research papers were published by the university teachers in Scopus Journals. In 2020, around 1,288 research papers were published which clearly indicates that the University has grown manifold in its research work.
The faculties devote their time to research along with providing technical education which not only produces good engineers but also develops technologies based on their research, says Professor Pathak.
Professor Pathak stated, “Every year, the number of our research papers is going up. In 2015, we made the debut in Scopus and the very next year our research papers increased by over 150 with 540 publications. In 2017, we got 460 papers published while the number was 685 in 2018. Last year, we published 1,151 research papers but this year the university broke all its previous records by nearing the 1,300-mark.”
Various projects were started by the AKTU to promote research and innovation which includes grant schemes like Visvesvaraya Research Promotion Scheme, Homi Bhabha Teaching Assistance Scheme, Seminar grant, travel agent and Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Quality Improvement Scheme.