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PU Professor placed at 17th Rank in forensics worldwide

Chandigarh January 8, 2023: Once again, PU Professor brought laurels to Panjab University as he secured 17th rank in forensic research worldwide. Dr. Kewal Krishan, Professor and former Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been ranked at 17th position worldwide amongst the highly cited forensic scientists in the discipline of “Legal and Forensic Medicine”. This was revealed in a recently updated bibliometric analysis conducted by a team of scientists from Stanford University and the Elsevier BV-A leading scientific publisher. Elsevier BV and the Stanford University scientists have come up with an updated list of top 2% scientists of the world in November 2022 where 13,388 forensic scientists have been ranked in the list of top 2% scientists of the world. The selection of the scientists in the list is based upon many measures including citation index, number of papers published and the Scopus H-index.

          Dr. Krishan is a leading and renowned forensic anthropologist who has made distinct contributions to various aspects of human morphology and their forensic applications in Indian populations. Till date, Dr. Krishan has published 298 papers having more than 43,900 citations. Many of his research papers have been published in the top journals of the world such as Nature and The Lancet.

          His worldwide rank and the cutting-edge research conducted by Prof. Kewal Krishan would certainly contribute to the overall ranking of Panjab University in the near future. Prof. Krishan said “Our University has the world-class facilities and the infrastructure which is a pre-requisite for conducting top level research; young scientists and the budding researchers are encouraged to use this facility and try to publish their research in top most journals of the world”.

           Recently updated list of the top 2% scientists of the world is freely available at: https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/5