Volume 17, No. 3, 2020

Scholarly Funded Research Projects And Its Publications & Citations Impact: A Study On State Universities Of Tamil Nadu

Dr. B.Jeyapragash , A.Muthuraj


This study focuses on funded research projects and funded research publications. The faculty members research projects details data were collected from 8 State Universities such as Alagappa University, Annamalai University, Bharathiar University, Bharathidasan University, Madurai Kamaraj University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Periyar University and University of Madras. The funding publication data taken from web of science database. The study aims to analyze the university wise research projects, funded and non funded publications, funding publication citations and h-index, top department and top faculty of individual institution. A new relative indicator called Relative Funding Index is introduced in this study. The study found that Annamalai University has received 614 (18.65%) research projects. It is further found that University Grants Commission has sponsored 741 research projects in state universities of Tamil Nadu and University Grants Commission and Department of Science and Technology funding publications are received highest citations. It is further found that Department of Marine Biology (Annamalai University) has received 181 research projects and Chandrasekaran, S (Centre for Rural Development, Annamalai University) has received highest (64) research projects.

Pages: 104-114

Keywords: Funding research, Funding Research projects, Funding publications, Funding ratio, Relative Funding Index.

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