Srinagar, Nov 23: A young Botanist from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Dr Parvaiz Ahmad, has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate.

The prestigious  annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

Approximately 8.8 million researchers are working this time in different fields like engineering, science, medicine, Economics and Business, Computer sciences

etc. and among these less than 1% have published many papers over a decade and that rank in the top 1% of citations for a particular field.

Hailing from Payir area of south Kashmir’ s Pulwama district, Dr Parvaiz Ahmad has been included in the top 2% scientists of 2021 by Standford University, California, United States of America.

In 2020, he was also listed in the top 2% list of scientists provided by Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America.

Dr Parvaiz completed his M.Sc in Botany from Hamdard University New Delhi and later completed his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IITD).

He also worked as postdoc fellow in International Council For Genetic Engineering And Biotechnology (ICGEB)- New Delhi.

Presently, he is the Senior Assistant Professor at Government Degree College, Pulwama.

Dr Parvaiz has published around 25 books with eminent international publishers like Elsevier, Springer, John Wiley etc.

He has also published 272 research papers in the research field according to the web of science and Publon. (


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