Published: 10th November 2020
Four Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham scientists among world’s top two per cent: Stanford Study
Dr Maneesha Ramesh, Dr Shanti Nair, Dr R Jayakumar and Dr Madhav Dutta figure in the ranking in recognition of the quality of their research
Four scientists of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have been featured in the ranking of the top 2% scientists in the world in their respective fields published by the Stanford University of the US Dr Maneesha Ramesh, Dr Shanti Nair, Dr R Jayakumar and Dr Madhav Dutta figure in the ranking in recognition of the quality of their research.
Dr. Maneesha Ramesh, from Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications, Amrita School of Engineering (Amritapuri Campus), has been recognized as among the world’s top scientists in the field of networking, telecommunications, artificial intelligence and image processing. Dr Shanti Nair and Dr R Jayakumar, both from the Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Kochi campus), figure in the Stanford list for their work in the areas of polymers, nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Dr Madhav Dutta, from Amrita School of Engineering (Coimbatore campus), has been included in the ranking for his pioneering research in the field of energy. Dr P. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, congratulated the scientists for bringing laurels to the university, which is also an Institution of Eminence. He said: “This is a momentous occasion for us as the high caliber of our scientists and researchers has been recognized on the world stage. I congratulate the four scientists whose untiring work and unwavering commitment towards research excellence have placed them in global rankings.”
Dr. P Venkat Rangan added: “Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a research-intensive institution with more than 25 dedicated centers of research. Its faculty members have published over 12,000 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, attracting 65,000 citations, filed more than 120 patents, and written over 300 scholarly books in the past 15 years. The institution has secured research grants of over $100 million from various Governmental and private funding agencies including World Bank, UNESCO, UNDP, Gates Foundation, etc.” The global study of scientists was conducted by researchers from Stanford University using the Scopus database of Elsevier. Based on several parameters including citations, h-index, co-authorship and a composite indicator, they created a database of more than 1,00,000 top-scientists of the world in various fields. The findings were published in the journal PLOS Biology.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is among the fastest-growing institutions of higher learning in India, with a student population of more than 20,000 and 1,800-strong faculty. It has established more than 180 collaborations with the Top 500 world-ranked universities in the last 15 years. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has emerged as the 4th best university in the country in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020 released by the Government of India. It has also been ranked 7th among medical colleges in India.