Research Output of Universities in Tamil Nadu - An Analysis Based on Scopus Database

Susan Mathew K, Sheeja N.K.


This study aims to understand the growth of scholarly literature produced by the Universities in the state of Tamil Nadu, India on the context of the performance of the higher education institutions in the state in global and national ranking frameworks.  Based on data from Scopus, the study attempts to analyse the top ranking university, major research area, prolific authors, top publications, major collaborating countries etc. The study is limited to 40 universities out of a total of 52.  The findings of the study reveals that Anna University is the top ranking university in the state with 17859 documents followed by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)  with 10646 and University of Madras with 10474. The top three universities in Tamil Nadu come under the first top 30 institutions having more documents in Scopus from India. The study further examines the status of universities in Tamil Nadu in NIRF and global university ranking.  

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