20 Amrita researchers make it to Stanford Global top 2% scientists list

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  • For the fourth time in a row, scientists from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have been ranked in the world’s top 2 percent list of scientists published by the prestigious US-based Stanford University.
  • The number of researchers increases from 13 to 20 this year

New Delhi, 13th October 2023: In a commendable achievement, 20 researchers hailing from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have earned a coveted spot in Stanford University’s esteemed list of top scientists. This marks the fourth consecutive year that researchers from Amrita have secured a position within the top 2% globally, according to the rankings released by the prestigious US-based institution.

Notably, this year’s figure represents a significant increase from the previous count of 13 to 20 researchers. The selection process for this distinguished list is based on a thorough evaluation of research papers published and the cumulative years devoted to research endeavors.

For the year 2023, Stanford University has unveiled two separate lists. The first one is formulated considering both the volume of research papers published and the duration spent in research pursuits. The second list, on the other hand, spotlights excellence in research achieved over the past year.

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The first list includes 18 researchers from the university: 

  1. Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh, Provost, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  2. Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, Professor, Amrita School of Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Kochi
  3. Dr. Santanu Mandal, PhD. & Research – Chair ASB, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  4. Dr. Radhika N., Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  5. Prof. Shantikumar Nair, Dean & HoS, School of Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Kochi
  6. Dr. R. Krishnakumar, Head of Department, Professor, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, School of Medicine, Kochi
  7. Dr. Bijo Mathew, Professor & HOD, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis, School of Pharmacy, Kochi
  8. Dr. Soman K. P., Dean, School of Artificial Intelligence | Head of Department, Computational Engineering and Networking, Coimbatore
  9. Dr. Vinod V. T. Padil, Professor, School for Sustainable Futures, Amritapuri
  10. Dr. Sanjay Pandey, Head, Neurology and Stroke Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Faridabad
  11. Raghunathan Krishnakumar, Amrita affiliation
  12. Dr. Adityakumar Sahu, Associate Professor, School of Computing, Amravati
  13. Dr. Aravind Madhavan, Research Scientist, School of Biotechnology, Amritapuri
  14. Dr. Senthilkumar Bhaskar, Assistant Professor, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Kochi
  15. Dr. Sudip Kumar Batabyal, Professor, Department of Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Coimbatore
  16. J.K Madhukesh,Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore
  17. Dr. Manu Raj, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Kochi
  18. Mr. Sunil Kumar, Assistant Professor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus

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In the second list based on the research done over the past year, the below mentioned researchers finds place in the 2nd list as well –

  1. Dr. Maneesha V Ramesh, Provost, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  2. Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, Professor, Amrita School of Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Kochi
  3. Prof. Shantikumar Nair, Dean & HoS, School of Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Kochi
  4. Dr. R. Krishnakumar, Head of Department, Professor, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, School of Medicine, Kochi
  5. Dr. Radhika N., Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
  6. Dr. Bijo Mathew, Professor & HOD, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis, School of Pharmacy, Kochi

Additionally, following researchers also appeared in the second list –

  1. Dr. P Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  2. Dr. Madhav Datta, Professor Emeritus, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary Institution of Eminence accredited by NAAC. It is also ranked the 7th Ranked University in India in the 2023 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF). Amrita continues to be the No. 1 Private University in India as per THE 2023 world rankings as well. The university has been awarded two UNESCO Chairs namely the UNESCO Chair for Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development and the UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality & Women Empowerment. The university headquartered at Coimbatore is spread across nine campuses in five states — Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, and Karnataka. Amrita partners with academic, industry and governmental institutions across the world to accomplish human-centered, translational, and groundbreaking research. To date, Amrita has more than 500 collaborations from more than 200 signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). Some of Amrita’s partners include Harvard University, Columbia University, King’s College London, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, VU Amsterdam, the British Geological Society, University of Oxford, Italian National Research Council, Deakin University, and the University of Tokyo. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), a world-renowned humanitarian leader is the founder, Chancellor, and guiding light of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Amma’s words, thoughts, and vision for education and research have shaped the university’s mission and vision. 

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