A total of 7 faculty members belonging to Assam’s Tezpur University have been 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 list features more than 100,000 top scientists in the world.
The faculty members, who are 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 the Chemical Sciences department featured in the elite list of the world’s top 2% scientists.
The list has been created on the basis of Standardized Citation Indicators such as Information on Citations, h-index, co-authorship and a composite indicator as stated in their website. “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.