Press Trust of India|Nov 21, 2023
AMU’s mathematics department ranked 1st in India by US News, World Report
As per the Best Global Universities for Mathematics in India rankings, the top 6 Indian mathematics departments are from AMU, TIFR, ISI Kolkata, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras and IISC Bangalore.
NEW DELHI: The Aligarh Muslim University’s Department of Mathematics, has become number one in India as per the Best Global Universities for Mathematics in India ranking published by the latest US News and World Report 2023. The university secured the 137th position from the 175th in 2022.
ISI, Kolkata with a ranking of 342 secured the third position. IIT Kanpur with a rank of world 352 secured fourth position while IIT Madras and IISC Bangalore are at fifth and sixth positions with a ranking of 372 and 384 respectively. There are only six institutions in India on the list.
Mohammad Ashraf, chairman of the department said the department's progress is evident from an overall subject score of 56.8, positioning it at the topmost on the national level followed by TIFR, whose ranking is 324 worldwide.
Ashraf said, “Our achievement in this important global ranking is a testimony to the several years of dedicated efforts from our faculty and research scholars to enhance the ranking of the department. It is an accomplishment that could truly change the trajectory of the Department’s future”.
“The department’s recognition also highlights the calibre of mathematics education and it is a testament to the impact of our teaching and research in India on the global stage”, he added. The US News Education monitors higher education data for the world's research-led institutions.
“ The subject rankings, according to the US News, are powered by Clarivate Analytics, which provided the data and metrics used in the rankings, and the bibliometric data are based on the Web of Science. The bibliometric indicators used in this US News ranking analysis have been drawn over the last five-year period from 2018-22. However, the citations to these papers came from all publications up to the most recent data available. The indicators include publications, total citations, books, conferences, number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited, number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective fields, international collaborations, etc” an official statement from the university read.
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