Best Plant Science and Agronomy Scientists in India

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Plant Science and Agronomy scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Plant Science and Agronomy, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy, over 2,580 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Plant Science and Agronomy. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
235 World 2 National J. S. Singh

J. S. Singh

Banaras Hindu University, India
D-index 63 Citations 13,874 201
255 World 4 National Vincent Vadez

Vincent Vadez

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
D-index 62 Citations 11,251 190
351 World 5 National Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy

Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy

Karnatak University, India
D-index 58 Citations 9,235 175
368 World 7 National Himanshu Pathak

Himanshu Pathak

National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, India
D-index 57 Citations 11,797 145
369 World 6 National Ajit Varma

Ajit Varma

Amity University, India
D-index 57 Citations 11,373 223
431 World 8 National Swapan K. Datta

Swapan K. Datta

University of Calcutta, India
D-index 55 Citations 11,205 124
472 World 9 National Ravinder Kumar Kohli

Ravinder Kumar Kohli

Amity University, India
D-index 54 Citations 9,485 186
509 World 10 National Shamsul Hayat

Shamsul Hayat

Aligarh Muslim University, India
D-index 53 Citations 12,821 133
524 World 11 National Nafees A. Khan

Nafees A. Khan

Aligarh Muslim University, India
D-index 52 Citations 10,153 150
530 World 12 National Madhoolika Agrawal

Madhoolika Agrawal

Banaras Hindu University, India
D-index 52 Citations 11,865 176
634 World 13 National Gokare Aswathanarayana Ravishankar

Gokare Aswathanarayana Ravishankar

Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
D-index 49 Citations 8,729 129
711 World 14 National Daizy R. Batish

Daizy R. Batish

Panjab University, India
D-index 47 Citations 8,140 119
723 World 15 National Rudra Deo Tripathi

Rudra Deo Tripathi

National Botanical Research Institute, India
D-index 46 Citations 6,741 87
836 World 17 National Qiang-Sheng Wu

Qiang-Sheng Wu

Kerala Agricultural University, India
D-index 44 Citations 6,246 176
906 World 18 National Radha Prasanna

Radha Prasanna

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
D-index 42 Citations 6,059 165
911 World 19 National Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
D-index 42 Citations 6,357 163
913 World 20 National Vijay Singh Meena

Vijay Singh Meena

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
D-index 42 Citations 5,105 94
987 World 21 National Ramasamy Samiyappan

Ramasamy Samiyappan

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
D-index 40 Citations 7,189 119
995 World 22 National Inderjit

Inderjit

University of Delhi, India
D-index 40 Citations 8,016 96
1035 World 23 National Harminder Pal Singh

Harminder Pal Singh

Panjab University, India
D-index 39 Citations 6,385 111
1045 World 24 National Harsh Nayyar

Harsh Nayyar

Panjab University, India
D-index 39 Citations 5,582 97
1050 World 25 National Rajaram Panneerselvam

Rajaram Panneerselvam

Annamalai University, India
D-index 39 Citations 8,182 81
1126 World 26 National Lata Nain

Lata Nain

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
D-index 37 Citations 4,252 116
1139 World 27 National Aqil Ahmad

Aqil Ahmad

Aligarh Muslim University, India
D-index 37 Citations 8,306 82
1173 World 28 National Mohammad Saghir Khan

Mohammad Saghir Khan

Aligarh Muslim University, India
D-index 36 Citations 6,583 67
1178 World 29 National Ram Swaroop Meena

Ram Swaroop Meena

Banaras Hindu University, India
D-index 36 Citations 4,061 95
1200 World 30 National Harcharan S. Dhaliwal

Harcharan S. Dhaliwal

Eternal University, India
D-index 36 Citations 5,024 85
1226 World 31 National Mohammad Anis

Mohammad Anis

Aligarh Muslim University, India
D-index 36 Citations 4,499 165
1294 World 32 National Renu Bhardwaj

Renu Bhardwaj

Guru Nanak Dev University, India
D-index 34 Citations 4,085 137
1437 World 33 National Lok Man S. Palni

Lok Man S. Palni

Graphic Era University, India
D-index 33 Citations 3,820 105
1440 World 34 National C. L. L. Gowda

C. L. L. Gowda

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
D-index 33 Citations 5,838 101
1573 World 35 National Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari

Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari

Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, India
D-index 32 Citations 4,206 100
1702 World 38 National Deepak Pental

Deepak Pental

University of Delhi, India
D-index 31 Citations 3,525 68
1713 World 39 National Penna Suprasanna

Penna Suprasanna

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India
D-index 31 Citations 3,557 121
1730 World 41 National B. Venkateswarlu

B. Venkateswarlu

Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, India
D-index 31 Citations 4,987 119
1752 World 43 National Hari Shankar Gupta

Hari Shankar Gupta

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
D-index 31 Citations 4,291 79
1753 World 42 National Shashi Bhushan Agrawal

Shashi Bhushan Agrawal

Banaras Hindu University, India
D-index 31 Citations 3,301 129
1767 World 44 National Tapan Kumar Adhya

Tapan Kumar Adhya

KIIT University, India
D-index 31 Citations 4,091 83
1788 World 45 National Halvor Solheim

Halvor Solheim

Forest Research Institute, India
D-index 31 Citations 3,719 48
1861 World 46 National Durgesh Kumar Tripathi

Durgesh Kumar Tripathi

Amity University, India
D-index 30 Citations 3,997 89
1886 World 48 National Pulugurtha Bharadwaja Kirti

Pulugurtha Bharadwaja Kirti

University of Hyderabad, India
D-index 30 Citations 3,367 98
1888 World 47 National Almas Zaidi

Almas Zaidi

Aligarh Muslim University, India
D-index 30 Citations 6,191 64
1968 World 49 National K. R. Shivanna

K. R. Shivanna

University of Delhi, India
D-index 30 Citations 5,334 95
1993 World 50 National Ying-Ning Zou

Ying-Ning Zou

Kerala Agricultural University, India
D-index 30 Citations 3,472 88
2010 World 51 National Alok Kalra

Alok Kalra

Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, India
D-index 30 Citations 3,593 116

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