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VIT University becomes the highest research paper publishing university in India

Adding another feather to its cap, VIT University raced ahead of premier institutions in India in terms of number of research publications. The institution stands top in the list of Educational Institutes with more than 700 papers in the year 2016. Based on Scopus Database as on January 5, 2017, VIT University has published 2,598 papers.

VIT University marks a steady rise 

Each year, VIT University’s publication numbers have only increased. While in 2010 it was 441, in 2011, the university has 620 publications, followed by 906 in 2012, 1,704 in 2013, 2,015 in 2014 and 2402 in 2015. Last year, the university published 2,598 research papers. 

Interestingly, a conscious effort to publish more research papers started in 2010. 

The university’s Chancellor Dr G. Viswanathan explains, “Then, the total number of publications was 441. We decided to give a push to encourage all professors and research students. We started to give them incentives to take up research to bring the institute onpar with top institutions in the country. Following this very effort, the university has today surpassed many expectations and is marching towards the pinnacle”.

VIT Schools that are leading the race

Among the various schools in the university, the School of Advanced Sciences badges the top position in terms of publications. This was followed by the School of Bio Science & Technology. 

“The engineering schools have also started to contribute. The Curriculum for Applied Learning (CAL) system encourages the undergraduate and post graduate students also to take up research work. Next, we want to improve the quality of publications,then go for patents and products,” Dr Viswanathan added. 

Prof. G. Buvaneswari, Dean, Academic Research, VIT University, Vellore  also added that the h-index,which measures the productivity and citation impact of the publications,was 59 last year as compared to 30 in 2011.

“The university provides research seed money for our faculty members. The faculty also getproject funding from government agencies and more than150 projects are ongoing.The university grants cash rewards for faculty and research scholars”, she explained. 

Last Updated - 16 Jan 2017

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