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A total of 7 faculty members of Assam’s Tezpur University have featured in the list of the world’s top 2% scientists,  prepared by a team of scientists at Stanford University, USA.

The database of the independent study has been published in one of the highly-rated journals, PLOS Biology.

The faculty members, who featured in the list are late Prof. Ashok Kumar of the Physics department, Prof. Partha Pratim Sahu of Electronics and Communication Engineering department, Prof. NiranjanKarak of Chemical Sciences department and Prof. Ashis Kumar Mukherjee of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology department.

In addition, Prof. R.S. Sirohi, who was a Professor of Eminence in Physics department, Prof. Suvendu Bhattacharya, an adjunct professor in Food Engineering & Technology department and Prof. B.M. Choudary, a distinguished professor in Chemical Sciences department featured in the elite list of the world’s top 2% scientists.

The list features more than 100,000 top scientists in the world.

The list is created on the basis of standardized citation indicators such as information on citations (a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work.), h-index (a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations.), co-authorship and a composite indicator as stated in their website https://journals.plos.org/

All scientists were classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.

For analyses of the citations and the composite indicators, SCOPUS data was used. Scopus is a huge multidisciplinary database with citations and abstracts from peer-reviewed journal literature, trade journals, books, patent records, and conference publications.

“Apart from faculty members from Tezpur University, the list also features faculty members from Cotton University, Gauhati University, Assam University and IIT Guwahati. The list features a total of 1494 Indian scientists,” said a statement issued by Tezpur University.

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