Over two dozen J&K scientists listed in Stanford University’s research database

The University of Kashmir is the most notable university in Jammu and Kashmir in the research database, with nine faculty members on the list.

At least 25 scientists from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have been listed in Stanford University’s research database, which rates the top 2% of scientists globally.

University of Kashmir tops in J-K with nine scientists on the list

The University of Kashmir (KU), with nine faculty members on the list, is the most prominent university in Jammu and Kashmir in the research database.

Prof Shakil Romshoo with Prof Ghulam Jeelani of the Department of Earth Sciences, as well as Prof F A Masoodi, Dr Adil Gani, and Dr Idrees Ahmed Wani of the Department of Food Science and Technology, are among the University’s scientists on the list.

Other academics on the list are Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, Dr Shabir Ahmad Parrah, Dr Ikhlaq Hussain, and Dr Rouf Ahmad Rather (Research Assistant) from the departments of Zoology, Electronics & Instrumentation, and the University’s Institute of Technology Zakura Campus and South Campus, respectively.

KU’s Vice-Chancellor all praise for the enlisted faculty

Prof Talat Ahmad, KU Vice-Chancellor, congratulated the enlisted scientists and encouraged faculty members to publish in reputable journals and submit additional research grant applications.

“While this achievement is a source of pleasure for us, it also serves as proof of our institution’s unwavering dedication to academic quality,” Prof Talat said in a statement.

Prof Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo, Dean of Research, also praised the scientists and stated that their research output aids the university’s reputation and enhances its ranking.

Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore emerges as the top University in India

Jadavpur University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, and the University of Hyderabad are among the other important universities with faculty members on the list.

However, the Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore is ranked #1 among Indian institutes, with the inclusion of its 114 scientists.

Stanford University is one of the greatest institutions in the world

It is pertinent to mention here that Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California, formally known as Leland Stanford Junior University.

The campus is one of the largest in the United States, with 8,180 acres (3,310 hectares) and nearly 17,000 students.

Stanford University is considered one of the greatest institutions in the world while some significant indices, such as publications and citations, are used to rank the scientists on Stanford University’s research database.


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