2016 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 91.76 134
2 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 46.25 146
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 44.04 84
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 29.73 49
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 29.04 64
6 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 28.97 40
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 26.44 33
8 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 21.80 33
9 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 21.32 30
10 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 19.83 41
11 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 19.70 37
12 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 14.26 26
13 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 13.49 45
14 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 10.47 14
15 University of Delhi (DU), India 10.36 70
16 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 10.30 13
17 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 8.86 21
18 University of Calcutta (CU), India 8.59 19
19 Jadavpur University (JU), India 8.35 12
20 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 7.27 13
21 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 7.07 9
22 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 6.78 12
23 Pondicherry University, India 6.14 9
24 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 5.01 14
25 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 5.00 5
26 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.50 5
27 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 3.88 6
28 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 3.64 5
29 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.48 24
30 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 3.31 6
31 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 3.30 11
32 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 3.17 13
33 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 2.88 5
34 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 2.88 6
35 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 2.75 4
36 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 2.42 19
37 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 2.22 6
38 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 2.06 4
39 Tezpur University, India 1.97 5
40 Panjab University (PU), India 1.75 75
41 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 1.71 3
42 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 1.63 4
43 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 1.58 3
44 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 1.55 2
45 University of Burdwan, India 1.54 3
46 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 1.52 2
47 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 1.41 16
48 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.39 5
49 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 1.33 3
50 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 1.27 3
51 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 1.25 9
52 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.24 5
53 TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), India 1.20 5
54 Bharathiar University, India 1.19 2
55 University of Kalyani, India 1.14 3
56 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 1.10 4
57 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 1.08 2
57 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 1.08 2
58 Gauhati University, India 1.03 14
59 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 1.01 3
60 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.00 1
60 St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, India 1.00 1
60 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 1.00 1
60 Shivaji University, India 1.00 1
60 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.00 1
60 Baal shiksha Sadan School (BSS), India 1.00 1
60 Dibrugarh University, India 1.00 1
60 Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), India 1.00 1
60 Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology (DCRUST University), India 1.00 1
61 Anna University (AU), India 0.98 4
62 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.95 4
63 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.93 13
64 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 0.91 5
65 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 0.89 3
66 Saurashtra University, India 0.88 2
67 University of Allahabad, India 0.83 2
68 University of Calicut, India 0.83 3
69 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra), India 0.80 1
69 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.80 1
70 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.78 3
71 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.73 3
72 University of Jammu, India 0.67 21
73 Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), India 0.67 1
74 Presidency University, India 0.66 3
75 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.62 4
76 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 0.51 2
77 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.50 1
77 Tumkur University, India 0.50 1
77 Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), India 0.50 2
77 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.50 1
78 University of Lucknow, India 0.45 2
79 Andhra University, India 0.35 2
80 Government Institute of Science (GIS), India 0.33 1
80 Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, India 0.33 1
80 Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HUBGU), India 0.33 1
80 Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), India 0.33 1
80 Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), India 0.33 1
80 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.33 1
80 Pailan College of Management and Technology, India 0.33 1
81 Goa University, India 0.32 3
82 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.31 4
83 Karnatak University, India 0.31 2
84 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 0.31 2
85 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), India 0.31 2
86 Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, India 0.31 2
87 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.29 2
88 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 0.28 1
89 University of Rajasthan, India 0.27 21
90 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.25 1
90 Seth Anandaram Jaipuria College, India 0.25 1
90 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 0.25 1
90 Bundelkhand University, India 0.25 1
90 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), India 0.25 1
90 Govt. Model Science College, India 0.25 1
90 Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College (PSMO), India 0.25 1
90 Kumaun University, India 0.25 1
91 National Institute of Virology (NIV), India 0.24 2
92 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.21 2
93 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.20 1
93 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.20 1
93 Soniya Education Trust's College of Pharmacy, India 0.20 1
94 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.18 3
95 Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), India 0.17 1
95 National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), India 0.17 1
95 University of Kashmir, India 0.17 1
95 Mohanlal Sukhadia University (MLSU), India 0.17 1
96 Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), India 0.16 1
97 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 0.15 1
98 Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), India 0.14 1
98 Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), India 0.14 1
98 Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India 0.14 1
99 Mughberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalaya, India 0.13 1
99 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.13 1
99 ITM University, India 0.13 1
99 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 0.13 1
99 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.13 1
99 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU), India 0.13 1
99 The American College, India 0.13 1
100 Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT-K), India 0.11 1
101 International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-Bangalore), India 0.10 1
101 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India 0.10 1
102 Jamal Mohamed College, India 0.09 1
103 Kakatiya University, India 0.08 1
103 Government Polytechnic College, Thirurangadi, India 0.08 1
104 Sanjaybhai Rajguru College of Engineering, India 0.08 1
104 Government Engineering College Rajkot (GECR), India 0.08 1
104 Gujarat University, India 0.08 1
104 Gujarat Technological University (GTU), India 0.08 1
104 Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, India 0.08 1
105 Jain University (JU), India 0.07 1
106 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.06 1
106 SASTRA University, India 0.06 1
107 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.06 3
108 Acharya Nagarjuna University, India 0.06 1
109 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU), India 0.05 1
110 Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering (SSNCE), India 0.05 1
111 Saveetha University, India 0.04 1
111 Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), India 0.04 1
112 King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, India 0.04 1
112 SGT Medical College, Hospital & Research Institute, India 0.04 1
113 Sanskriti Centre, India 0.04 1
114 Alagappa University, India 0.04 1
115 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.03 2
116 B. J. Medical College (BJMC), India 0.03 1
116 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.03 1
117 University of Mumbai, India 0.02 1
118 Utkal University, India 0.01 4
119 Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Punjab, India 0.00 1
119 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), India 0.00 1

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