Scientometric Profile of the University of Madras, The Mother of South Indian Universities
The Madras University is one of the oldest universities in India which produced many scholars, philosophers, scientists, philanthropists and so on. It has a unique position among the Indian universities in terms of academic and research pursuits. In this context, this paper made an attempt to illustrate the research productivity of the university for a period of ten years from 2009 to 2018. A total of 3283 publications of the university are downloaded from Web of Science database. The results show that the productivity has fluctuating trend in the pattern of publication growth. The overall average for references for each article was 10.89 and h-index of the university is 65 during the study period. The major findings of the study report that the university produces more number of papers in the field of chemistry and the researchers preferred to publish their research output in UK journals.
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