Bibliometric Investigation on Research Productivity in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur during 2001-2020


  • Tapas Kumar Ghosh Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal, India



Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), SCOPUS, Research Productivity, Citation Analysis, H-index, Authorship Pattern, Degree of Collaboration


The study attempts to initiate a bibliometric investigation on the publication trend of research articles of the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kharagpur, the first of the IITs in India recognized as an Institute of National Importance and continued to play a vital role in extending quality education as well as pioneering innovative research in science and engineering. As per the data extracted from SCOPUS on 10.03.2021, IIT Kharagpur contributed 32892 research publications out of which 14130 research publications found in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) in the form of journal articles (11919) and conference paper (2211). The study intends to measure and analyze quantitatively the research productivity of IIT Kharagpur in basic subjects of science, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) on the basis of the research articles indexed in SCOPUS during last 20 years (2001-2020)  with annual growth rate of publications, citations, h-index, authorship pattern, degree of collaboration and other relevant issues. The study also focused on top 15 most prolific authors in terms of productivity count as well as top most favoured sources of publication.


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How to Cite

Ghosh, T. K. (2021). Bibliometric Investigation on Research Productivity in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur during 2001-2020. Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services, 11(1), 47–57.