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Goa University

Goa University was established under the Goa University Act of 1984 (Act No. 7 of 1984) and commenced operations on 1 June 1985. The university provides higher education in the Indian state of Goa. After the annexation of Goa by India in December 1961, the University of Bombay, (now Mumbai) offered affiliation through its Centre of Post-Graduate Instruction and Research to the first colleges that were instituted in Goa in June 1962. Since 1985 Goa University offers graduate and post-graduate studies and research programmes. It is currently accredited by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) in India with a rating of four stars. It is located on the Taleigao Plateau and is one of Indias few universities offering western languages. Goa University is located on a picturesque campus spread over 427.49 acres area of Taleigao Plateau overlooking the Zuari Estuary, within close vicinity of the capital city of Panaji, in North Goa. Besides being the most important location for post-graduate studies, it also serves as the academic nerve-centre of the higher education system in Goa. Today Goa University is a university of affiliated colleges, 55 of which are distributed across Goa, 30 in general education, 25 in professional education. Presently, Goa University has 12 faculties of which 6 faculties operate on the campus with 24 Departments and 3 Research Centers that offer post-graduate education in the State of Goa (Ranked 14th among the Top Universities of India (India Today - AC Nielsen, 2014). Over the past 30 years, the University has steadily expanded its reach, both in terms of the number of professional and non-professional affiliated colleges (56), as well as the diversity of courses offered. These colleges offer various courses leading to a degree at graduate, post-graduate level. 12 of them are also recognized as research centres to offer Ph.D. programmes. The University has 26 Departments and 2 Centres offering 33 programmes leading to Masters degree, 21 programmes leading to M.Phil. Degree and 25 programmes leading to Ph.D. degree in various disciplines. In addition, 9 research institutions in various disciplines situated in the state of Goa are also recognised for research programmes leading to Ph.D. degree by the University. The Departments at the University have developed excellent research facilities. Large funding for research is received from Central Government agencies such as University Grants Commission, Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of Environmental Sciences and Climate Change, Department of Biotechnology, etc. For a relatively small university, Goa University attracts a generous funding of research projects from national funding agencies which reflects upon the high quality of research undertaken at the University. The research outcomes (over 4500) in the form of papers, theses, etc., have been made available to the public over the university website in its repository ( The citation datbase such as Web of Science reports over 1200 items on their database accuring over 10000 citations. The University publications have an h-index of 42. In addition to the conventional graduate and post graduate programmes, Goa University has also taken initiatives to provide innovative programmes. Some noteworthy initiatives are online programme in Geographic Information Science (GIS) in collaboration with the University of Salzburg, the Study India Programme with Nihon University of Japan, etc. Goa University launched the Visiting Research Professors Programme (VRPP) from the year 2013-14 to bring luminaries in the field of liberal arts & Literature, social and natural sciences, and other fields. The visiting professors interact with students, deliver lectures, offer courses, and work on collaborative research projects, or stimulate the creation of art installations and music performances with faculty and students. These visiting professors are found to generate a creative environment in learning and contemporary knowledge production practices with their intellectual and aesthetic endeavors. The programme is being supported by Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa through generous grants and open to general public too.

The following is the list of scholars from Goa University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences

The following is the list of articles by scholars from Goa University that are published in OMICS International journals.

The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Goa University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.

The following is the list of scholars from Goa University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences

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