# Collaborations of Indian institutions which conduct mathematical research: A study from the perspective of social network analysis

## Abstract

Expansion of knowledge in the realm of higher mathematics is highly important when progress of human society is concerned. As a fast developing country, in India we need a monitoring system which would tell us the exact nature of changes taking place in the field of mathematics. This is the motivation behind this paper. In this paper we present an analysis of the network formed by institutions which conduct research and publish articles in the field of Mathematics. Collaboration between a member of one institute and a member of another institute make a connection between the institutions. We make a comparative study of the network formed in consecutive years over a period of time giving emphasis to importance of institutions in the research network.

## Keywords

Collaborations of institutions Research network Influential actors## Notes

### Acknowledgements

The first author like to acknowledge the financial support of UGC in the form of a major research project No. 40-243/2011(SR). He is also indebted to the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai for granting financial support and giving opportunity to be an associate visitor of the institute. A part of this research is completed during this visit. The second author would like to thank the financial support given to him by UGC in the form of FDP (FIP/12th Plan/KLMG018 TF06).

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