Twenty researchers of University of Hyderabad have found a place in the database compiled by Stanford University that ranks the top two percent of scientists worldwide based on their research publications.

 Prof. Pramod K Nayar only Indian academic in the world’s top 200 in the field of Literary Studies


Based on updated data analysed by Jeroen Baas, Kevin Boyack and John P.A. Ioannidis of Stanford University, Elsevier and SciTech Strategies for August 2021, four University of Hyderabad (UoH) faculty figure in the global top 200 researchers in their respective fieldsMNV Prasad, of the School of Life Sciences is ranked 102 in the field of Environmental SciencesAshwini Nangia of the School of Chemistry, ranked 121 in the field of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, C R Rao from research area of statistics and probability, ranked 184  and Pramod K Nayar of the Department of English ranked 120, in the field of Literary Studies. MNV Prasad and Pramod K Nayar have improved their ranking from the last study conducted in 2020 which was 116 and 189, respectively.


      MNV Prasad                                      Ashwini Nangia                           Pramod K Nayar

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UoH continues to have a significant presence in the “Subject-wise ranking of top 2% Scientists from India (all fields)” list created by this independent study. A total of 20 UoH faculty/researchers and another two who are not employees but are associated with the university in research have made it to this coveted list, which is based on the citation percentage of the SCOPUS publications.

UoH researchers other than the ones mentioned earlier, who are in the top 2% are Anunay Samanta (Chemistry); Goverdhan Mehta (Chemistry); Deevi Basavaiah (Chemistry); K D Sen (Chemistry); Mariappan Periasamy (Chemistry); S. N. Kaul (Physics); Niyaz Ahmed (Microbiology); Ashok Chatterjee (Physics); Agepati S. Raghavendra (Plant Sciences); Alok Singh (AI & Image Processing); Soma Venugopal Rao (Optoelectronics & Photonics); Samudranil Pal (Chemistry); Vineet Padmanabhan (AI & Image Processing); M Kalle Arunasree (Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry); K. Bhanu Sankara Rao (Materials); and Nagender Kumar Suryadevera (Electrical & Engineering Science).

M Kalle Arunasree (Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry); K. Bhanu Sankara Rao (Materials); and Nagender Kumar Suryadevera (Electrical & Engineering Science) are the latest additions to the list this year.


               S.N. Kaul                                                                                    Alok Singh




                Vineet Nair                                                                   Ashok Chatterjee 



          D. Basavaiah                                                                        K.D. Sen




           Periasamy                                                                            Anunay Samanta 



           Samudranil Pal                                                                           Venugopal Rao



             M K Arunasree                                                                          Goverdhan Mehta




A.S. Raghavendra                                                                   Niyaz Ahmed



        K Bhanu Shankar Rao                                                    Nagender Kumar Suryadevera


                    C R Rao

Two scientists; Saumitra Sengupta (Chemistry), an independent researcher and Manojit Pal (Chemistry), associated with DRILS, an institute on UoH campus also figure in the list, in addition to the twenty from UoH.

UoH demonstrates excellence across multiple disciplines, as can be seen from this data, with concentrations of high-impact work in Computer & Information Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences and English. In the case of English/literary studies, UoH takes pride in having the only researcher in an Indian university (Prof. Pramod K Nayar) in the world’s top 200.

Prof B J Rao, Vice Chancellor, congratulated the faculty for their wonderful achievements in research and publications. He said, “I am delighted at those of our researchers who are performing extremely well in research across several disciplines, and at a level on par with the world’s best. It is also a matter of huge pride that there has been an improvement of ranks in two cases, with one (Pramod Nayar) making a quantum leap from 189 to 120 globally, besides being the only one in the global top 200 in his field. I can rightly say that these outstanding researchers who set such high standards will inspire the younger faculty and scholars/students to perform better and take our university to greater heights.