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Ph.D. Theses accepted by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in the Department of Zoology during 1954-2018: A Bibliometric Study

Kailash Chandra Garg, Rahul Kumar Singh, Ankit Kumar Rana


An analysis of 465 theses accepted by the Zoology department of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during 1954-2018 indicates that the number of theses accepted during the period of study has increased steadily. The highest number of theses was accepted during the five years block of 1980-1984. Of the 465 accepted theses, 315 were submitted by male scholars and 150 by female scholars. Highest number of theses submitted by women scholars was in the last two blocks of 2005-2009 and 2010-2014. Only, a miniscule number of theses were submitted under the supervision of female faculty. No women supervisor could find place among the list of most prolific supervisors who supervised eight or more scholars. However, two women supervisors (Dr. Tahseen Qudsia and Dr. Anjum Ara) guided 7 and 6 students respectively.

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