University of Hyderabad ranked No. 1 in India
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 22:52
Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been ranked as the number one varsity in India on the basis of indicators like publication quality and also overall performance in the rankings given by a reputed agency.

"University of Hyderabad has been ranked as the number one university in the country based on multi-disciplinary bibliographic database on the basis of many indicators including publication quality, citation, impact and overall performance," UoH Vice-Chancellor Seyed E Hasnain told reporters here tonight.

The UoH stands first among top 25 universities in the ranking given by SCOPUS, a not-for-profit international body, he said.

The ranking has been given by SCOPUS taking into consideration the papers published during 1999-2008, he said.

SCOPUS gives the ranking once in three years.

The ranking is a recognition to the overall good performance of the UoH in various spheres. Delhi University is second in the list of 25 varsities, Hasnain said.

Highlighting various achievements of the UoH, he said the University has also got highest rank (A Grade, 97%) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

The institute is the only university in the country to offer admission to the five-year IMSc programme through IIT- JEE and the response to the course has been very impressive, Hanain said.

A cluster of established and upcoming institutions, including TERI, TIFR, IIPH, are located within the campus for "cross fertilisation of ideas and sharing infrastructure", he said.

The UoH is the only university in the country to provide travel grant to all Ph.D students to attend one international meeting.

The UoH is setting up the Knowledge and Innovation Park as a joint venture with the Andhra Pradesh Government to promote Research and Development by national and multi- national agencies, Hasnain said.

The UoH would host the prestigious International Congress of Mathematicians in August 2010 during which the Fields Medal, the Nobel equivalent in mathematics, would be announced.

The five-day event will be organised for the first time ever in India and third time in Asia, Hasnain added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 22:52

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