Ropar, 3 August 2017: Adding another feather to its cap, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar has achieved a milestone of 1000 publications in the Scopus database. According to the latest data available, the Institute has indexed a total of 1020 publications on Scopus with an average citation per paper of 7.68, which is the highest among all new IITs. Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research publications.
Some of the key research which formed part of the Scopus database were on Catalysis, Fluid dynamics, nano – colloids, Surface Engineering, Traffic Flow, Sensors & Bio-Sensors etc.
Speaking about the achievement, Prof. S.K Das, Director, IIT Ropar said, “We are delighted to have achieved the milestone of over 1000 publications in the Scopus database. An even bigger achievement is being at the top of all new IITs in terms of the citations per paper. This indicates the high quality of research being undertaken at the Institute.”
IIT Ropar is one of the eight new IITs set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2008. The institute has been ranked 3rd in overall and 5th in engineering category among the new IITs in the NIRF Rankings 2017, announced by the HRD Ministry.