The recently released Centre for Publication Ethics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Report “Arts and Humanities Research in India, South Asia and East Asia” shows two University of Hyderabad (UoH) faculty from the Department of English in the top ranks. The Report is based on a scrutiny of articles in journals and book chapters across 5484 publications (India), 6233 (South Asia) and 34907 (East Asia) in the fields of literature, history, language, philosophy, etc, indexed in the highly respected Web of Science database for the years 1989-2020.
Professor K Narayana Chandran is ranked 1 in India and South Asia. He is at 9 in South and East Asia (which includes China, Japan and Singapore, ranked by QS among the top research nations in the region). Professor Pramod K Nayar of the same Department is 3 in India and South Asia. He is placed at 18 in South and East Asia.
Prof Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, expressing his delight at the report and the distinction of the two Faculty, reiterated that this proves that research at UoH is of the very highest order. He added that such reports will enable UoH to identify its signature areas of research for strengthening under the Institution of Eminence project.