AN ANALYSIS OF RESEARCHGATE MEMBERSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS OF STATE UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA
This paper examines the ResearchGate memberships and research contributions of State Universities in India. The data for the study have been extracted from ResearchGate website (www.researchgate.net) December 2017. 370 State Universities have been established by 29 States in India. Out of 370 Universities, the 98 State Universities were inactive in ResearchGate. Further the data were analyzed to find out the membership and publications of the Universities in ResearchGate. The Universities were classified into four zones like by North Zone, East Zone, West Zone and South Zone based on the location of the Universities. The result of the study clearly indicates that more number of research contributions were made by the 98 Universities located in South zone with 27811 members with 44325 publications and the Universities located in West Zone were contributed less with 13708 members and 17609 publications in ResearchGate.