An Investigation into the Doctoral Thesis Awarded in Bharathidasan University from 1996-2010: A Bibliometric StudyAuthor : S.Lakshmi , A. Ganesan and Daya Sridhar
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2012 pp 8-11
Research is an indispensable component for any branch for the generation of new knowledge. Much of the research work in many disciplines is carried out through academic research programmes leading to M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees.The present article is devoted to bibliometric analysis of Ph.D theses generated in BharathidasanUniversity, Tiruchirappalli, for a period of fifteen years between 1996- 2010. The University offers programmes in various disciplines including the Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM). Out of twenty oneschools, Seventeen schools offer Ph.D programmes. This article also makes an attempt to trace the subject-wise and gender-wise research output and to determine the trend of research programme. The finding reveals 753 Ph.D awarded in 17 disciplines and count on averages of the performance subject-wise as well as gender-wise. It indicates the strength and trend of research in every discipline. This analysis can be used as a significant indicator to measure the progress of research in a particular faculty.
Bharathidasan University, Bibliometrics, Disciplines, Ph.D Theses