It seems that there is no end to controversies surrounding Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). After the Afzal Guru event and Kanhaiya Kumar episode, the university is yet again finding itself questioned.
The university has been placed at the bottom three institutions when it comes to publishing research papers.
Though in the past, JNU has won an award for innovation, the latest list released by The Ministry of Science and Technology states that when it comes to research papers being published by country’s top 30 institutions, JNU is right at the bottom.
The study published by the ministry, was done by global publishing company Elsevier,who selected the top 100 institutions in India based on publications between 2002 and 2014.
The data showed an average output growth rate of 14.1 per cent, with the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Delhi bagging the top three spots while Osmania University, University of Mysore and JNU being placed in the bottom three position.