Only 10 Indians on list of world’s 4,000 top scientists
India boasts of eminent science and social science institutes like IISc, IITs, TIFR, JNU and Tiss. Yet, only 10 Indians figure among the world’s top 1% highly-cited researchers (HCR) in the two fields. To top it, some of the 10 are not from the country’s leading institutes. The list, comprising over 4,000 of the globe’s most ‘influential’ researchers has been released by firm Clarivate Analytics.
虽然 印度拥有众多著名的科学和社会科研机构，如印度科学院、印度理工学院、塔塔基础研究院、尼赫鲁大学以及塔塔社会科学研究院，然而，只有10名印度人入围全球排名前1%的高被引学者榜单。而且，这10人中有一些并非来自印度顶尖学府。由Clarivate Analytics公司发布的这份榜单囊括了全球最具“影响力”的4000多名科研人员。
Eminent scientist and former head of the scientific advisory council to the PM, CNR Rao, figures on the list. More than 80% of the names in the list, which covers over 60 countries, come from only 10 countries. Remarkably, 70% are from just five countries. Among institutions, Harvard University has the highest representation on the list, with 186 names.
While India’s representation is negligible, China with 482 names is third on the list. The US tops the list with 2,639 names and the UK comes second with 546 names
JNU’s Dinesh Mohan, who figures on the list, said that till last year, less than five Indians would be on the list. “This year, they have included an additional category of ‘cross-field’, which took the number to 10,” he said. Rao said India must improve its quality of research, along with quantity to improve citations. “About 15 years ago, China and India were at the same level. But China contributes to 15-16% of science in the world and ours is only about 3-4%,” he said. Ashok Pandey, from CSIR’s Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, is the only HCR from CSIR, which has a network of 5,000 scientists. “It is a matter of concern and needs to be addressed by the government, and stakeholders, including scientists,” he said. IIT-Kanpur professor Avinash Agarwal, who is on the list, said applied research does not get enough respect in a country like India, which is obsessed with fundamental research. “We need to improve our research ecosystem... Predatory journals, where you pay and publish, need to be penalised.”
The other Indian names on the list are: Alok and Jyoti Mittal (a married couple; Jyoti is the only woman researcher on the list) from NIT Bhopal; Rajnish Kumar from IIT-Madras; Sanjeeb Sahoo from Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar; Rajeev Varshney from International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad; Sakthivel Rathinaswamy from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
其他上榜的印度科学家为：来自博帕尔国家技术研究所的 Alok和Jyoti Mittal(一对已婚夫妇，Jyoti是唯一上榜的印度女性学者);印度理工学院的Rajnish Kumar;布巴内斯瓦尔生命科学研究所的Sanjeeb Sahoo;来自海得拉巴半干旱热带地区国际作物研究所的Rajeev Varshney以及来自哥印拜陀巴拉提亚大学的Sakthivel Rathinaswamy。
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/46806.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
KIRAN NAIR - PUNE - 8 hours ago -Follow
Our scientist does not get any recognition in India, so how can we expect them on world ranking
Ms - 7 hours ago -Follow
Because there is no reservation quota or Vote-bank reservation for global scientists......
lmndave - Location - 4 hours ago -Follow
We have the best brains in the world but alas. we have the worst political environment which encourages poisonous social fabric.
Anthony Morais - 4 hours ago -Follow
As I have said before India punches well below its weight in all matters. China is 3 times the size of India but its number of top scientists is 48 times higher, its GDP is 4 times higher, its defence budget is 8 times higher. It does much better at the Asian Games and Olympics. Why? Because India is obsessed with politics, caste and religious strife,
Modipanics - 3 hours ago -Follow
How can we get world-class scientist when 72% of seats are reserved by caste classification in admissions and jobs
Ganesh Vishvas - Bangalore - 6 hours ago -Follow
In India meritorious students are selectively targeted and suppressed.
Kinjal Datta - Chicago - 7 hours ago -Follow
As expected we there are only Hindu scientists which shows that Hindus prioritizes education
Rajesh - 4 hours ago -Follow
we are busy in boasting how India was around 5000 years back.
Gsn Murthy - Rajamahendravaram - 5 hours ago -Follow
Scientists are the products of society. If the society is rich in academic charecter and inquisitive learning and experimentation , it will naturally churn out quality luminaries and scientists. The encouragement and grants by government though will help cannot ensure .
Jumla Expert - 6 hours ago -Follow
India''s national hobby and sport is Raping women and Shyting on the streets.
Rai Saheb - 5 hours ago -Follow
India won only Nobel Prize in Science before 1947. After Independence, Hindu hater Nehru made Mualana Abul Kalam Azaad our 1st education ministe
Varun - Bangalore - 4 hours ago -Follow
With half the seats in education are given on quota system, what can we expect from India? We are only making cyber coolies
Excabar Poseidon - Kolkata - 4 hours ago -Follow
Coz we have moron bhakts will dont want to use science they are happy with building atatues from chinas help
India best - India - 7 hours ago
Unfair report. Most of those scientists in the US and UK are Indians. So Indians are still the best in the world.
India talents - USA - 8 hours ago
Indians should realize their endless boasts that India has most talents in science and engineering are nothing but pure garbage. Indians are always eager to congratulate themselves but others do not agree. None of India''s IITs IIS is ranked in the too 100 in the world by any rating scheme. Indians always accuse China of stealing technology, copycat, but China has 482 recognized scientists vs 10 in India. BIG mouth can never match truth and facts.
Gentleman - India - 3 hours ago -Follow
Our school systems and colleges are horrible, mostly teachers have no creativity or imagination. They teach students to mug up text books rather than create interest in subjects. No wonder people don't grow up to become scientists.
lagoon94086 - Location - 5 hours ago -Follow
We''re busy with politics, recently started religious clashes, caste clashes.. No funding for scientific studies but 5000 crores for statues..One more we can''t steal scientific papers outside India like China to publish that many papers..We only steal or backstab our own scientists in India ...
Duck Good - Canada - 4 hours ago -Follow
Most them at least 30 of them live abroad, left India 50 years ago.
King Of - USA - 5 hours ago -Follow
education means ...marks which you get by sheer " RATTA"..or learning by rote!!!
no scope for independent Thinking...challenging the norm...hence no innovation in India.. no significant patents registered...and no investment in R & D...
Ms - 7 hours ago -Follow ·
Why Rahul Gandhi name not found in the list....????
为什么拉胡尔·甘地没有上榜? ? ? ?
Riyfkm - India - 8 hours ago -Follow
What to do .. All our Greatest scientists died long long ago ... Ancient times ....
And then we have jealous people claiming all modern invention/Discovery are actually stolen from Quran, when it's in RigVeda, Bhagwad Gita, etc