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Faculty Research Awards: 254 researchers shortlisted across 24 disciplines

Fri, 16/03/2018 - 13:24:44 IST

NEW DELHI, MARCH 12: As Faculty Research Awards 2018 reaches its final stages, as many as 254 academic researchers across 24 disciplines have been shortlisted towards determining the Awards which will be presented by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on March 20 in New Delhi. The Award which carries Cash Prize and a Citation has been constituted by Careers360 to recognise the efforts of India’s brightest minds in the field of academic research. 

You can Click Here to see the shortlisted researchers who have been further evaluated on three parameters towards determining the awards.

The researchers have been shortlisted basis the publicly available data of their research work in different areas like Engineering, Medicine, Science, Management, Economics, and Environmental Science.

The 24 disciplines for ‘Faculty Research Awards’ includes Engineering Sciences, Computer Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Psychology, ‘Business, Management and Accounting’, ‘Economics, Econometrics and Finance’ among others. A list of all the disciplines where awards will be presented is below:

List of Disciplines for ‘Faculty Research Awards 2018’



Computer Science

Social Sciences


Earth and Planetary Sciences

Physics and Astronomy

Immunology and Microbiology

Materials Science

Business, Management and Accounting

Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Economics, Econometrics and Finance


Decision Sciences

Agricultural and Biological Sciences




Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics


Chemical Engineering

Health Professions

Environmental Science



The ‘Most outstanding Researchers’ in these 24 different disciplines have been chosen based on a composite score generated by evaluating the academic output in SCOPUS indexed journals for the year 2015 –17, citation count and h-index. 

“The shortlisting of researchers across 24 academic areas has been done basis the data available in public domain. The reference is taken from SCOPUS index,” said Mahesh Sarma, Editor, Careers360.

Towards deciding the winners, the weightage for total output, comprehensive citation and h-index are 33.5, 31.6, and 34.9% respectively.

The weightage to the three parameters was reached by averaging differential weightage suggested by 20 top academics of Indian origin ranging from Innovation Guru Prof. R A Mashelkar to celebrated corporate advisor and academician Prof. Nirmalya Kumar. The list also includes Harvard Business School Dean Dr Nitin Nohria, renowned academician and institution-builder Dr Pritam Singh, National Law University Bangalore Vice-Chancellor Dr R Venkata Rao, besides many other renowned academicians in India and abroad.

Over last 10 years, Careers360 has been doing unbiased ranking and rating of institutions based on data. Research capabilities of institutions are one of the key parameters towards determining the ranking and rating of institutions across domains.

AICTE Chairman Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe will be guest of honour at the award ceremony where he will share his views on how research orientation helps improve industry-academia collaboration and overall output of technical institutions. A power-packed panel of Academicians and Recruiters will be discussing on the challenges in recruitment of faculty members. The panel will be moderated by Mr Sanjay Modi, MD, APAC & Middle East, Monster.

The Award ceremony will host top Academicians, Vice-Chancellors, Academic Administrators and Researchers who will also exchange their ideas and thoughts on challenges and opportunities for academic research in the country.

Careers360 will keep you updated on the further developments of this event.

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gayathri dandapani   -  11 months ago

I'm Gayathri. R, Asst Professor, Saveetha Dental College, selected for faculty research award under pharmacology and toxicology. Thank u for the award. Can my colleague receive my award on that day as I won't be able to attend the function due to personal reasons. Keep me posted. Thank u

Vijay Kumar Pr…   -  10 months ago

What was the procedure to nominate the candidates for this award?

Sam D   -  9 months ago

Was the award already given ?
I just saw it now as it was never conveyed via email.
My name is there in the list.
My email. ([email protected])
Pls let me know.