Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is ranked No.1 in the 'Business and Management' category of a Stanford study on Indian social science research.
The study was done by Professor Sharique Hasan of Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, who based the rankings of Indian universities and institutes on productivity in social science research.
The universities and institutes are ranked in four categories:
- Sociology, Demography and Family Studies.
- Business and Management.
The grading is based on a limited set of variables, namely the number of peer-reviewed journal articles produced by an institution and the number of citations these articles received.
The rankings also provide a list of journals in which India-based scholars have published more than five articles in the past 10 years.
Professor Devanath Tirupati, Director In-charge, IIMB, said: "The survey certainly reflects IIMB's higher priority on research."
According to the researcher, the data used for the rankings are derived from Thomson's ISI Web of Knowledge. The raw data included any article published in one of 3015 social science journals indexed by ISI (including Indian journals as well as international journals) by an author affiliated with a university or institute located in India between 2000 and 2010.
The data was sub-set to include only those institutions that had more than 20 publications in any social science category during this 10-year time frame; the final sample consists of 61 universities and institutes. Finally, the institutions were ranked according to their research productivity (citations and publications) in the four categories.
"The survey presents a comprehensive picture of where social science researchers in India are publishing. IIMB's lead over others, within the Business and Management Research category, is an interesting quantification of the research being carried out in a wide number of areas within the Institute," said Arnab Mukherji, Assistant Professor at IIMB.