Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad (UoH), an Institution of Eminence (IoE), has ranked first among Indian universities and 17th among all institutions in the "academic" sector in the latest Nature Index 2021 ranking.


The Nature Index is an indicator of high-quality research in the natural and physical sciences, including chemistry, life sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and the physical sciences. While expressing his delight at UoH's continued presence at the top position among the Indian universities, Vice- Chancellor Prof. B.J Rao said the emphasis now has to be on acquiring such a rank globally.

"The autonomy and funding bestowed on UoH as an IoE makes it absolutely necessary that we fulfill the mandate given to us by the government of India and this means benchmarking our performance, especially research publications, against the top 100 universities in the world, in the respective disciplines. This is what we will be doing in a time-bound manner. There is a lot of work ahead but UoH is perfectly capable of achieving it," said Prof. Rao.

The rankings are based on the Nature Index data from 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021.

UoH received a count of 52 and a share of 13.37 under the "academic" which includes subjects chemistry, life sciences, earth and environment sciences, and the physical sciences.

A count of one is assigned to an institution if one or more authors are from that institution. The "share" is a fractional count that takes into account the percentage of authors from that institution and the number of affiliated institutions per article. The maximum combined share for any article is one.

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