Nine CFTRI Scientists among Mysureans in world’s Top Scientists list

Nine CFTRI Scientists among Mysureans in world’s Top Scientists list

November 8, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Stanford University Scientists have published a list of Top 2% Scientists from all over the world and also from India. The list which featured Prof. K.S. Rangappa, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore (ranked 2181st in the field of Organic Chemistry), also has the names of some more Scientists and Research Scholars from Mysuru in different fields. They are:

Prof. K. Basavaiah, Retired Professor of Chemistry, University of Mysore, ranks 1671st in the world ranking list with 264 research papers in the field of Analytical Chemistry. He ranks 11 of 13 in India. Of the four Professors who have been featured in the list from the conventional Universities in Karnataka, Prof. Basavaiah stands second. Subject-wise list of top 2 percent scientists from India is available at

Prof. Basavaiah has developed simple and affordable analytical methods for the assay of over 100 organic molecules of therapeutic value in pure and dosage forms, and also in body fluids. He has published more than 500 research papers in journals of repute. 

A graduate as well as Post-Graduate from the University of Mysore, he worked under the guidance of Prof. P. G. Ramappa of the same Department in the field of Phenothiazines, a class of psychotropic drugs. He taught at the Regional College of Education and Yuvaraja’s College, before joining the PG Department of Chemistry at Manasagangothri, in 1980, which he served for nearly four decades as a teacher and researcher.

In recognition of his contribution to Basic Science Research, post-retirement, Prof. Basavaiah was awarded the prestigious BSR Faculty Fellowship by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for a period of three years (August 2014 to July 2017).

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Prof. K. Basavaiah is a resident of Ramakrishnanagar H-Block, Mysuru.

CFTRI Scientists

Nine researchers, consisting of both present and former Scientists of CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru, too have received international recognition for their achievements in the areas of Food Science and Biotechnology.  Out of 18 researchers listed in the Food Science area from India, eight former and present researchers — Dr. K. Srinivasan, Dr. R. N. Taranathan, Dr. N.K. Rastogi, Dr. G.K. Jayaprakasha, Dr. P.S. Negi, Dr. Suvendu Bhattacharya, Dr. K. Akhilender Naidu and Dr. K.R. Bhattacharya — are from CFTRI alone. Dr. S. Divakar received recognition in the area of Biotechnology. Of these researchers, Dr. N.K. Rastogi and Dr. P. S. Negi are currently in service.

The analysis was conducted using citations from Scopus for assessing scientists for career-long citation impact till the end of 2019 and the citation impact during a single calendar year 2019. The scientists were organised into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields using the indicators. 

The researchers at Stanford University, California, USA, have created a database of 1,59,684 top scientists of the world on the basis of standardised citation indicators which include information on citations, H-index, co-authorship and a composite indicator, etc., for conducting the study, according to a press release from Dr. S.V.N. Vijayendra, Coordinator, Information & Publicity, CSIR-CFTRI.


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