Social Science Research Output in State Universities of India: A Study of Kumaun University


  • Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
  • BBAU, Department of Library & Information Science, Lucknow, U.P., India
  • The Glocal University, Dheradun, Uttarakhand, India


The purpose of this study is to analyze research productivity, thrust area, new trends and most productive guide in Kumaun University during 2000-2010. Bibliographical survey method is adopted for data collection based on certain access points or aspects which are determined with the help of the guide. Bibliographical description of each thesis is according to standard format of AACR-II(R) and for classification DDC-22nd edition is used as tool and key words (subjects) considered by SLSH. The researcher and guide ratio is 1.5:1. It indicates that university research level is very low. The other reason behind that is after completion of Maters degree, young generations are not much interested in doing Ph.D. Hence, Kumaun University should encourage and motivate students for doing Ph.D. and research work. 22.41% and 17.24% of theses were awarded during 2002-03 and 2009-10 respectively. The major research areas that emerge are Political Process, Politics&Governments, and Public Administration. The study also reveals that male researchers are more interested in doing research on Political Process (20.69%), while 10.34% female are interested in Politics and Government. The most important fact that occurs in the investigation is that the male scholar's percentage (62.07%) is higher than female researchers. In addition the medium of Doctoral dissertation is both Hindi and English.


Bibliometric Study, Doctoral Theses, Kumaun University, Research Productivity, Social Sciences, University.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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