• World’s Top 2% Scientists for the year 2022 of DIAT(DU) PuneIn this year’s Stanford University Rankings 2022, four experts from DIAT (DU) Pune have featured in the list of top 2 per cent scientists list around the world.  Globally, 200,409 scientists fall in the top 2 per cent worldwide. Among these, there are 3796 scientists from India across all fields. Around 50 scientists are from Pune.

September 2022 data- update for “Updated science – wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” – Elsevier BV (

Published: 10 October 2022(Version 4) DOI: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.4

Contributor: John P A Ioannidis 

S.No. Name of Faculty Department Rank in 2022
1 Kandasubramanian Balasubramanian Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 49,487
2 Kulkarni Prashant S. Applied Chemistry 1,21,485
3 Khanna, Pawan K. Applied Chemistry 1,80,370
4 Raj A. Arockia Bazil Electronics Engineering 13,12,662

3796 Researchers from India in the list of Top 2% Researchers List of Elsevier in 2022 3796 Researchers from India are in the list of Top 2% of researchers across the world, which has 79,48,526. This is a percentage of 0.48% from the top 2% list. Details in Ioannidis, John P.A. (2022), “September 2022 data-update for “Updated science[1]wide author databases of standardized citation indicators””, Mendeley Data. Link The below list released in September 2022 is based on the citation impact of a single year of the authors, with publications starting from 1788. “Researchers are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Field- and subfield[1]specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists with at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2021 and single recent year data pertain to citations received during calendar year 2021. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above in the sub-field. 195,605 scientists are included in the career-long database and 200,409 scientists are included in the single recent year dataset. Calculation were performed using all Scopus author profiles as of September 1, 2022. If an author is not on the list it is simply because the composite indicator value was not high enough to appear on the list. It does not mean that the author does not do good work. Please also note that the database has been published in an archival form and will not be changed. The published version accurately reflects Scopus author profiles at the time of calculation. Some authors may not appear on the list if their Scopus profile was inaccurate (missing publications and citations) at the time of calculation. We thus advise authors to ensure that their Scopus profiles are accurate. Requests for corrections of the Scopus data should not be sent to us. They should be sent directly to Scopus, preferably by use of the Scopus to ORCID feedback wizard so that the correct data can be used in any future annual updates of the citation indicator databases. The c-score focuses on impact (citations) rather than productivity (number of publications) and it also incorporates information on co-authorship and author positions (single, first, last author). “

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Faculty Achievement

Prof. K.Balasubramanian of DIAT (DU) conferred with Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Professor K. Balasubramanian, Dean Academics of Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Pune, has been conferred with the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his outstanding achievements and brilliant academic performance over his career both abroad and in India. There are only limited academicians in this country with this type of fellowship from the Royal Society.

Professor K. Balasubramanian did his Ph.D. from the Institute of Polymer Technology & Materials Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK, and worked in the UK from 2003 to 2010.

He has more than 400 publications in journals and has got an H index of more than 31.

Indian Researchers in Stanford University’s Top 2% Most Influential Scientists List for the Year 2020

Recent research performed by academics from Stanford University published a comprehensive list that identified the Top 2% of most Influential scientists worldwide based on the Scopus publications impact. The report was prepared by Prof. John PA Loannidis of Stanford University and his team and published by Elsevier. Total 3352 Indian researchers found a place in this list that represents the valuable impact of India on the global research platform. Most of the researchers in this list are from the leading universities.

Four Faculty members of Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (Deemed to be University), Pune, namely,

  • Dr. Kandasubramanian, Balasubramanian, Professor and Dean, Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.
  • Dr. Kulkarni, Prashant S. Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry
  • Dr. Khanna, P. K. Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry
  • Dr. Ray, K. P.  Professor, Dept. of Electronics Engineering,

has been recognized for their academic excellence by a research team from Stanford University. These academicians have been featured in the top 2% of scientists in their respective fields. This has brought one more feather in the cap for DIAT regarding academic excellence across the globe.

Name Affiliation World Rank India Rank Subject Rank (World)

Kandasubramanian, Balasubramanian

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology 103851 1173 392

Kulkarni, Prashant S.

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology 113575 1313 943

Khanna, P. K.

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology 175810 2116 3367

Ray, K. P.

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology 346214 3116 3525