The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been granted Rs: 32.8 crores under the PROMOTION OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE (PURSE) scheme, in appreciation of R&D contributions for a period of four years from 2014, by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.
As per a communication received from Department of Science and Technology (DST), it is stated that there has been considerable increase in the publications from UoH as well as increase in H-Index. The University has in the past two years received research projects worth Rs: 50 crores. The UoH has in all 252 projects valued at Rs: 215 crores. In the past three years the University has successfully facilitated filing more than four patents. As on date the UoH has 15 patents that have been approved out of the 21 filed. Every year the University faculty publishes more than 1,200 publications in Indian and International journals.
In 2009 the UoH was granted Rs: 30 crores for three years in the first award. This is the second award which is being given to all the fourteen universities that were supported under PURSE scheme during 2009-2010 according to a study conducted by the NISTADS, New Delhi on Publication Output in SCOPUS International Database for a period of 1996-2006 years. At that time the H-Index of UoH was 54 at second position behind University of Delhi at 56. PURSE scheme provides substantive research grant to universities based on scientific publications in Science Citation Indexed Journals through SCOPUS Database.
India is positioned at 12th rank among the top 20 countries in Science & Technology according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies, New Delhi on Publication Output in SCOPUS International Database for a period of ten years. SCOPUS incorporates the H-Index as a means to evaluate research performance. The H-index attempts to measures both the scientific productivity and the apparent scientific impact of a researcher. The index is based on the set of the researcher’s most cited papers and the numbers of citation that they have received in other people’s publication. The H-Index can also be applied to judge the impact and productivity of a group of researchers at a department or university.