Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad has added another feather to its cap by contributing two scholars to the top three in the country in the field of Humanities research, according to the report released by the Centre for Publication Ethics, of the Savitribai Phule Pune University.
The centre studied 5,429 journal publications listed in Web of Science for 1989-2019.
The top researcher in terms of publications across all Indian universities and faculty, is Prof. K. Narayana Chandran of the Department of English, School of Humanities, UoH. The ranking makes him the single most significant author-researcher in the field for the period.
UoH was also ranked among the top three in Arts and Humanities publications.
The other academic to figure in the top three is Prof. Pramod K. Nayar, also of UoH’s Depart-ment of English. He had won the President’s Award for Best Research in the Arts, Social Scien-ces and Humanities in 2018. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, he said, “For two UoH faculty to be in India’s top three indicates that they as individual research-ers are getting something right, but also that the institution is providing a good ecosystem for high performance researchers.”
He further added that the quantum and consistency of research outcomes show that mere numbers of publications is worthless. “What is required is quality of publications. Work in the top journals will always count and only that really matters when we speak of India's contribution to the world. This is likely to encourage the best students, willing to work hard, to see the Depa of English and UoH as a preferred destination for research.”...