Scientometric Study (NISTADS)

NISSAT has undertaken a project to analyze various international databases with the objective to draw science map of India. As a part of this study, the NISSAT has sponsored a project to DRTC to study & analyze a database on Engineering Sciences. The COMPENDEX plus bibliographic database is considered for this purpose. The main objectives of this study are to find out

  1. India's share in global engineering literature
  2. Journals used by Indian Engineers/Researchers in engineering and related subjects
  3. Contributions of various institutions in India
  4. The kind of documents published in the engineering field

In order to achieve these objectives, the following set of analyses were attempted: Analysis of Journals

Journals are analyzed according to

  1. Number of articles they contain
  2. Their Impact Factors
  3. Country of origin
  4. Subject fields

Analyses of Institutions

      Institutions are grouped according to

  1. Number of articles they publish
  2. Type
  3. City and states

Subject wise Analyses

Language-wise Analyses

Analyses according to

  1. Document type, and
  2. Treatment of the record in the bibliographic database

For various reasons - - particularly due to the limited budget as well as due to the time constraints, it was decided to analyze the COMPENDEX database for the years 1990 and 94 only.

Subject Coverage:

  • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Library and Information Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electronic, Computer and Communication Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Light and Optical Technology
  • Engineering Management
  • Electrical, Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Bio-Engineering and Medical Equipment
  • Industrial Engineering Marine Engineering - - Naval Architecture, Ocean and underwater technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Architecture, Power Engineering and Technology
  • Ceramics and Polymers
  • Agriculture and related topics
  • Mining and Metallurgic Engineering
  • Mathematics and related topics
  • Food Technology
  • Communication Engineering Technology
  • Material Science
  • Nuclear Engineering and Robotics etc.,