Evaluation of the Indian Top 10 Pharma Education Institutions Research Output Listed by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020: A Scientometric Study


The Higher Education System Rankings measure national higher education systems and meet a long-standing need to shift the discussion from the ranking of the NIRF top institutions to the best overall systems in each country, in order to reflect the country’s overall performance in NIRF rankings we propose a new Excellence/Quality indicator based on the excellence level reached by their Top Pharma education institutions within the Top positions of the NIRF weighted by the country’s size population. In the present study, we analysed the Top 10 Pharma education institutions of the NIRF Ranking 2020. The first rank positioned by Hamdard University NIRF score of (80.5). SCOPUS database was used to extract the data and the study limited to five years (2016-2019) which resulted in 7172 documents. The data analysis was performed using Biblioshiny, Microsoft excel, and VOS Viewer software, further data were explored using bibliometrics tools and techniques. The study attempt to measure the top 10 Pharma Education Institution’s and their publications, Year-Wise distribution of research Output, document type, Highly Prolific           Authors, Most Preferred Sources, Funding Agencies, Most Cited Papers, Most Productive and Most Cited Countries, and Highly Prolific Keywords based on the collected data. The analysis of the study indicates the highest publications with 2129, published by Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai; the most the productive year 2017 with 1508 publications; most of the publications are published as articles (6067); highly prolific author Sekar N with 194 papers, total citation 1954, h-index 22; preferred source title RSC Advance, 217 paper, total citation 2508, h-index 24; top funding agency University Grant Commission (UGC) 609 papers; top cited paper Shao Y, 2015, Molecular Physics; most productive and most cited country the USA.

Keywords: Scientometric Study; Research Output; National Institutional Ranking Framework; NIRF; Pharma Education; SCOPUS


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KAPPI, M., M. S., and B. S. BIRADAR. “Evaluation of the Indian Top 10 Pharma Education Institutions Research Output Listed by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020: A Scientometric Study”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 13, no. 7, May 2021, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2021v13i7.41709.
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