Scientists from Gujarat make India proud

12 scientists from Gujarat have been ranked among top 2 % global scientists in their respective fields in a report released by the prestigious US-based Stanford University.

The rankings are based on a database of over 1.50 lakh scientists on the basis of three ‘standardized citation indicators’ , number of citations published, H-index (measure of scientist’s standing in the scientific community) and co-authorship.

The report has referred largely to Scopus, a multidisciplinary database, which ranks scientific journals and gives a citation index.

The scientists are from Vallabh Vidyanagar-based Sardar Patel University (SPU), Ahmedabad University, M S University, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), MP Shah Medical College (MPSCM), Jamnagar; Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute (SPRERI), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Ahmedabad University, CEPT University, Government Engineering College (GEC), Patan; St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad; Anand Agricultural University (AAU) and Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH), Nadiad and CHARUSAT.

Professor Datta Madamwar, a retired SPU professor and currently scientific advisor at CHARUSAT has bagged 749 world-wide rank in the area of biotechnology. Similarly, professor NV Sastry who heads SPU’s Department of Chemistry has been ranked 791 in the area of chemical engineering while retired professor L M Manocha from SPU’s Department of Material Science has received 2,432 global ranking in the field of materials.

Ambikanandan Misra, the former dean of M S University’s Faculty of Technology and Engineering, who died recently, has been ranked 1,279, for nearly 176 papers on pharmacology and pharmacy that he published between 1985 to 2019.

Retired professors Shantilal Oswal and Pratap Bahadur from VNSGU have also got rankings in the field of chemical engineering and chemical physics respectively

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