SCImago research ranks Manipal Univ best in Research

Manipal University, has been ranked first in the research category among the non-government universities in India by a Scopus-based study published by SCImago research group, Spain.

May 16, 2013 2:45 IST | India Infoline News Service

According to the report Manipal University has been globally ranked as 1118 based on the 2, 762 documents published by the University. The University has the outdone its previous years rank by 36 ranks acquiring the number one position in the country ranking among private universities in India.

SCImago Research Group, University of Granada, Spain, analyses the institutes based on the publications in Scopus database (for the last 5 years) and rank them as SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR). SIR was started in the year 2009 and today they have 4 reports from 2009 to 2012. SIR World Report 2012 presents indicators that will help offer a wider vision of research activity at worldwide research institutions. The report shows six indicators for evaluating the institute’s scientific impact, thematic specialization, output size and international collaboration networks of the institutions.

Speaking on this achievement Dr. G. K. Prabhu, Registrar, Manipal University said “We are extremely honored and happy to see Manipal University being ranked first in the area of research and development in the list of private institutes. Research has always been an area of paramount importance to Manipal University. We are delighted to see our institute in par with other well know institutes across the globe. This achievement reflects our continuing commitment towards research. We at Manipal University encourage research by faculty members and provide incentives for research output in the form of publications and patents. MU encourages teaching faculty to compete for research funding and rewards success in the form of academic allowances and research incentives”

In 2010, Manipal University was ranked 55th in India [WR: 2115; RR: 528] in the SIR Global Ranking. In 2011, Manipal University was 36th in the nation, 425th in Asia and 1625th in the world. In the latest SIR 2012 Global ranking, there has been a marked improvement by Manipal University being ranked 19th in the country, 271st in Asia and 1118th globally.

Among the institutions of Manipal University the Kasturba Medical College Manipal, has a Scopus h-index of 43, which is very high comparable to many of the Indian universities as per the reports of DST. MCOPS has a Scopus h-index of 36 and MIT has 27.

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