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Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences bags recognition from NIRF

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MCOPS has been ranked as the top pharmacy college in the country

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal (MCOPS) was ranked the top pharmacy college in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by Union Human

Resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. This first-of-its-kind

indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions has ranked institutes in engineering, management and pharmacy.

Dr Mallikarjuna Rao, Principal of the College said, “It is a dream come true for us and a befitting reward for 53 years of hard work.” He said that it was because of the hard work done by his predecessors and credited the immediate past principal, Dr N Udupa for his contribution.

“The quantum of research done during the 16 years he was the principal is worthy of praise,” said, Dr. Rao.

Talking about the research work, Dr. Rao said, “MCOPS id number one is based on Scopus output. Our ‘h’ index is 46 and our average citation per paper is 10.7. The total citations as on date is 11,707 and the total publication 1089 till today. Interestingly, these figures are far better than that in the rest of the country,” he says.

The national average is seven, and the national average for China is 7.44. For US it is 23.36. “That means Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences has an average which is higher than that of the country and even China,” Dr Rao added.

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