Hyderabad, Oct 28: University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been ranked 63rd among top 100 young universities (less than 50 years-old) by the Nature Index 2019. The UoH is the only Indian university to be ranked in the top 100 and 7th among the Indian institutions.
The ranking includes graduate universities on the Global Ranking Index, UoH said in a release here on Monday.
In a statement, University vice chancellor Prof Appa Rao Podile said this ranking by Nature Index is an recognition of the university's research strength especially in basic science.
We have made contributions in basic science and also carried out society oriented research for the benefit of the common man. We will work harder not just to retain the rank but to improve the quality of our research contributions, the VC added.
The Nature Index functions as an indicator of high quality research in the Natural and Physical Sciences includes Chemistry, Life Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences.
It is a database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of over 65 high-quality science journals. The database is compiled by Nature Publishing Group (NPG). The Nature Index provides a close to real-time proxy for high-quality research output at the institutional, national and regional level.
This index provides a perspective on high-quality research on the basis of published articles. It is intended to be one of a number of metrics to assess research excellence and institutional performance. (UNI)