Doctoral Research at Mahatma Gandhi University 1983-2008: a Bibliometric Analysis

Jancy James, Dr and Raman Nair, R. and Sreekumar, G. Doctoral Research at Mahatma Gandhi University 1983-2008: a Bibliometric Analysis. University News, 2008, vol. 46, n. 51, 1-10, 19. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Analyses the doctoral research undertaken by scholars in MG University during the first twenty-five years of its existence (1983 to 2008). Finds that University has produced doctorates in highly relevant and emerging areas of science like biotechnology, genetic engineering, biodiversity studies and environmental conservation and that a few guides supervised research in very specific areas and the research by them as well as by their students form the highly cited Indian works worldwide like in Polymer. The rise and fall in the curve on number of scholars enrolling for research at a time is found related to the implementation of UGC Schemes and their periodical revisions. Research in science and arts subjects reveals slow and steady growth with very little fluctuation in scientific research, and steep fluctuations in arts and social science. Literary studies, Chemical Science, Polymer, Rubber and Cancer are found to be the strong areas of MGU research. The geographical region covered by the university is a major rubber-producing region in India and the works on rubber reveal that university has taken care of the research and development needs of the region. Opines that university has made remarkable contribution to knowledge during the last two and half decades.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: bibliometrics, research, PhD doctoral dissertations, Kerala, India, Mahatma Gandhi University
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 13 Jan 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15

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