UoH secures top rank among Indian universities in ‘Nature Index’ – Times of India

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HYDERABAD: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been ranked no 1 for the second consecutive year among 122 Indian universities on research output by the Nature Index for 2020-2021, an international indicator of high quality research in the natural and physical sciences (includes chemistry, life sciences, earth and environmental sciences). Overall, the UoH is ranked at 18 among all educational and research institutions as against 15
th ranked last year.

The research outputs for UoH published between December 1, 2019 and November 30, 2020, tracked by Nature Index, were considered for the ranking. Chemistry and physical sciences were evaluated for output subject wise.

“Receiving additional funding under the institution of eminence (IoE) mandates that we should have a presence in the top ranked institutions and therefore we have to benchmark our output with the top 100 performers globally. In accordance with the government of India’s clear directives, we are setting out to do what is mandated under the IoE,” said Prof Appa Rao Podile, vice-chancellor, UoH.

UoH received a count of 54 and a share of 14.72 in the Nature Index. A count of one is assigned to an institution if one or more authors are from that institution. Share is a fractional count that takes into account the percentage of authors from that institution and the number of affiliated institutions per article. The maximum combined share for any article is one.

The Indian Institute of Sciences, Bengaluru bagged the top rank among all institutions. The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad secured 25
th rank and International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad secured 151
st rank.





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