Racing ahead of premier institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, VIT University has grabbed the first spot for the number of research publications. The university stands top in the list of educational institutes with more than 700 papers in the year 2016. According to on Scopus Database published on January 5, 2017, VIT University has published a total of 2,598 research papers on various topics.
Going by the numbers, the university’s publication numbers have increased from just over 400 in 2010 to over 2500 in 2016.
“We decided to give a push to encourage all professors and research students. We started to give them incentives to take up research to bring the institute on par with top institutions in the country,” says VIT’s Chancellor Dr G. Viswanathan
Among the various schools in the university, the School of Advanced Sciences bags the top position in terms of publications. This was followed by the School of Bio Science & Technology. “The engineering schools have also started to contribute. The Curriculum for Applied Learning (CAL) system encourages the undergraduate and post graduate students also to take up research work. Next, we want to improve the quality of publications, then go for patents and products,” Dr Viswanathan adds.
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