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A Scientometric Analysis of the Doctoral Theses Submitted to Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


  • Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400088, India
  • Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics, Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034, India


The growth of research activity in IIT Bombay in terms of PhD theses is analyzed for the period of 1958-2015 using data from Annual Reports, Library Catalogue, Electronic Theses and Dissertations of IIT Bombay. Data related to 4, 268 PhDs awarded during the period have been analyzed to identify active departments, supervisors, research collaboration, and topics based on high frequency keywords; Keyword visualization map is generated using VosViewer software. The study is intended to provide useful information to policy makers and funding agencies.


Bibliometrics, Doctoral Dissertations, Research Analysis, Research Productivity, Scientometrics.

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