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Stanford University lists world’s top 2% scientists, 36 from 2 IITs

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According to US- based Standford University, at least 14 scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Banaras Hindu University have figured among the top 2% scientists in a global list.

The list also includes 22 faculty members or researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati.

The prestigious University has recently released a list that represents the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. The exhaustive list has 1,59,683 persons with nearly 1,500 scientists, doctors, and engineers in India.

“The list includes the name of 14 professors of Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University). All these have been selected on the basis of their research paper’s international evaluation,” IIT BHU Director Pramod Kumar Jain said.

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The fourteen faculty members from IIT-BHU include – Rajiv Prakash, Dean (Research and Development); Pralaya Maiti and Dhananjay Pandey from the School of Material Science and Technology; Yogesh Chandra Sharma and PC Pandey from the Chemistry Department; Brahmeshwar Mishra, Sanjay Singh, SK Singh and MS Muthu from Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology; Devendra Kumar from Ceramic Engineering; Subir Das from Mathematical Sciences; Rakesh Kumar Singh from Physics; Zahra Sarkar from Mechanical Department and Om Prakash.

Led by Professor TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, the IIT Guwahati faculty members have been ranked for their research publications citations for 2019 and their lifetime contribution to their fields of research.

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