Science Research in Indian Universities: A Bibliometric Analysis

Journal of Scientometric Research,2021,10,2,184-194.
Published:October 2021
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Sharad Kumar Sonkar1, Sunil Kumar2, Avijit Mahala3, Manorama Tripathi4,*

1Department of Library and Information Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA.

2Planning & Development Division, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, INDIA.

3Kalindi College, University of Delhi (DU), New Delhi, INDIA.

4Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, INDIA.


The paper highlights the research contributions of nine central universities of India, University of Delhi (DU); Aligarh Muslim University (AMU); University of Hyderabad (UoH); University of Allahabad (UoA); Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU); Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI), University of Pondicherry (UoP), Babsaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University(BBAU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), in the field of science in the ten years, 2011-2020, as reflected through SCI, EXPANDED, Web of Science. There were 53617 publications with 796,353 citations, 14.9 citations per publication. The Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, contributed 23.4% of the total publications. RSC advances was the most popular journal among the researchers. The examination of research contributions of specific nations, institutions with the help of bibliometric tools and techniques should be done periodically; this study is valuable in understanding the research contributions of the nine central universities in India in the science discipline. The study helps in identifying core journals in which the researchers publish. It can also be relevant in formulating a framework based on an input-output research model for releasing grants to institutions; thus, this comparative study on research output is meaningful for fund granting bodies.

Annual growth of research publication in Science discipline by nine central Universities

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Sonkar SKumar, Kumar S, Mahala A, Tripathi M. Science Research in Indian Universities: A Bibliometric Analysis. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2021;10(2):184-194. doi:10.5530/jscires.10.2.33.