Bhubaneswar: As many as 22 researchers of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University here have figured in the world ranking of top two per cent scientists for 2023 drawn up by Stanford University of USA on the basis of a subject-wise analysis.
SOA had 16 researchers in Stanford University’s list of top two per cent scientists published in 2022 while 13 had found place in the 2021 list.
Nine of the SOA researchers have figured in the list every year since 2020.
They are Prof (Dr) Pradipta Kishore Dash, SOA’s first vice-chancellor and director (Research), Prof (Dr) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, eminent neurosurgeon, former vice-chancellor and presently SOA’s principal advisor (Health Sciences), Prof Kulamani Parida, Prof Lala Behari Sukla, Prof RNP Choudhary, Prof Goutam Rath, Prof Niharbala Devi, Dr Manoj Kumar Nayak and Dr Satya Ranjan Mishra.
The others who were in 2022 list and are named again this year include Prof Rajashree Dash, Dr Manohar Mishra, Dr Sulagna Patnaik, Prof Binod Kumar Sahu and Dr Dipti Prava Sahoo.
Eight other SOA researchers have found place in the list for the first time this year. They are Prof Renu Sharma, Prof Saurav Panda, Dr Subhashree Choudhury, Dr SK Parida, Dr Seshadev Sahoo, Dr Mrutyunjay Sahani, Dr Vinit Kumar Rai and Dr Satyabrata Subudhi.
SOA’s founder president Prof (Dr) Manojranjan Nayak congratulated the researchers and said it would provide a boost to the research work being undertaken by the university.