2016 tables: Institutions

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 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 116.95 186
2 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 91.76 134
3 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 48.02 157
4 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 46.25 146
5 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 44.04 84
6 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 43.80 75
7 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 29.73 49
8 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 29.04 64
9 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 28.97 40
10 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 26.44 33
11 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 24.49 77
12 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 21.80 33
13 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 21.32 30
14 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 19.83 41
15 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 19.70 37
16 India Department of Space (DOS), India 17.82 34
17 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 14.26 26
18 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 13.49 45
19 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 10.47 14
20 University of Delhi (DU), India 10.36 70
21 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 10.30 13
22 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 9.75 25
23 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 8.87 20
24 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 8.86 21
25 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India 8.65 18
26 University of Calcutta (CU), India 8.59 19
27 Jadavpur University (JU), India 8.35 12
28 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 7.27 13
29 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 7.07 9
30 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 6.78 12
31 India Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India 6.40 7
32 Pondicherry University, India 6.14 9
33 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 5.01 14
34 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 5.00 5
35 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.50 5
36 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 4.35 28
37 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 4.13 8
38 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 3.88 6
39 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 3.64 5
40 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.48 24
41 Bose Institute, India 3.44 22
42 National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), India 3.39 9
43 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 3.31 6
44 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 3.30 11
45 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 3.17 13
46 UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India 3.08 7
47 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 2.90 4
48 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 2.88 5
49 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 2.88 6
50 Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), India 2.76 6
51 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 2.75 4
52 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 2.59 7
53 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 2.42 19
54 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 2.22 6
55 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 2.06 4
56 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 2.00 2
57 Tezpur University, India 1.97 5
58 Panjab University (PU), India 1.75 75
59 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 1.71 3
60 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 1.63 4
61 The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India 1.60 6
62 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 1.58 3
63 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 1.55 2
64 University of Burdwan, India 1.54 3
65 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 1.52 2
66 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 1.41 16
67 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.39 5
68 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 1.33 3
69 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India 1.28 2
70 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 1.27 3
71 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 1.25 9
72 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.24 5
73 Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, India 1.20 2
74 Bharathiar University, India 1.19 2
75 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 1.17 8
76 University of Kalyani, India 1.14 3
77 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 1.10 4
78 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 1.08 2
78 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 1.08 2
79 Gauhati University, India 1.03 14
80 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 1.01 3
81 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.00 1
81 St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, India 1.00 1
81 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 1.00 1
81 Shivaji University, India 1.00 1
81 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.00 1
81 Baal shiksha Sadan School (BSS), India 1.00 1
81 Dibrugarh University, India 1.00 1
81 Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), India 1.00 1
81 Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology (DCRUST University), India 1.00 1
81 Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), India 1.00 1
82 Anna University (AU), India 0.98 4
83 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.95 4
84 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.93 13
85 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 0.91 5
86 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 0.89 3
87 Saurashtra University, India 0.88 2
88 University of Allahabad, India 0.83 2
89 University of Calicut, India 0.83 3
90 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra), India 0.80 1
90 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.80 1
91 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.78 3
92 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.73 3
93 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.71 5
94 University of Jammu, India 0.67 21
95 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.67 4
96 Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), India 0.67 1
96 Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), India 0.67 1
97 Presidency University, India 0.66 3
98 India Meteorological Department (IMD), India 0.64 2
99 Mitra Biotech Pvt Ltd., India 0.63 2
100 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.62 4
101 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 0.61 2
102 Aten Porus Lifesciences Private Limited, India 0.60 1
103 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 0.51 2
104 Sankara Nethralaya (SN), India 0.50 1
104 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.50 1
104 Tumkur University, India 0.50 1
104 Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), India 0.50 2
104 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.50 1
105 University of Lucknow, India 0.45 2
106 Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), India 0.42 2
107 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 0.38 1
108 Andhra University, India 0.35 2
109 Government Institute of Science (GIS), India 0.33 1
109 National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee, India 0.33 1
109 Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, India 0.33 1
109 Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HUBGU), India 0.33 1
109 Achira Labs Pvt. Ltd., India 0.33 1
109 Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital, India 0.33 1
109 Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), India 0.33 1
109 Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), India 0.33 1
109 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.33 1
109 Pailan College of Management and Technology, India 0.33 1
109 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India 0.33 1
110 Goa University, India 0.32 3
111 National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), India 0.32 2
112 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.31 4
113 Karnatak University, India 0.31 2
114 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 0.31 2
115 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), India 0.31 2
116 Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, India 0.31 2
117 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.29 2
118 Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), India 0.29 1
119 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 0.28 1
120 University of Rajasthan, India 0.27 21
121 Global Medical Education and Research Foundation (GMERF), India 0.25 1
121 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.25 1
121 Hikal Ltd., India 0.25 1
121 Seth Anandaram Jaipuria College, India 0.25 1
121 International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), India 0.25 1
121 Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute (SGCC&RI), India 0.25 1
121 Central Footwear Training Centre, India 0.25 1
121 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 0.25 1
121 Bundelkhand University, India 0.25 1
121 Nanoera Medicare Private Limited, India 0.25 1
121 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), India 0.25 1
121 Govt. Model Science College, India 0.25 1
121 Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College (PSMO), India 0.25 1
121 Kumaun University, India 0.25 1
122 National Institute of Virology (NIV), India 0.24 2
123 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India 0.24 2
124 India Innovation Research Center (IIRC), India 0.23 3
125 Tata Group, India 0.21 2
126 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.21 2
127 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.20 1
127 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.20 1
127 Soniya Education Trust's College of Pharmacy, India 0.20 1
128 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.18 3
129 Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), India 0.17 1
129 National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), India 0.17 1
129 University of Kashmir, India 0.17 1
129 Mohanlal Sukhadia University (MLSU), India 0.17 1
129 National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), India 0.17 2
129 FluxGen Engineering Pvt. Ltd., India 0.17 1
130 Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), India 0.16 1
131 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 0.15 1
132 Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), India 0.14 1
132 Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), India 0.14 1
132 Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), India 0.14 1
132 Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India 0.14 1
133 Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SII), India 0.14 14
134 National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJILOMD), India 0.13 1
135 Mughberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalaya, India 0.13 1
135 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.13 1
135 ITM University, India 0.13 1
135 Advertising and Communication Printing Agency, India 0.13 1
135 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 0.13 1
135 National Cave Research and Protection Organization, India 0.13 1
135 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.13 1
135 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU), India 0.13 1
135 The American College, India 0.13 1
136 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), India 0.11 1
136 Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT-K), India 0.11 1
137 International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-Bangalore), India 0.10 1
137 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India 0.10 1
138 Central Zoo Authority (CZA), India 0.09 1
138 Jamal Mohamed College, India 0.09 1
138 Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), India 0.09 1
139 Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), India 0.09 1
140 Kakatiya University, India 0.08 1
140 Government Polytechnic College, Thirurangadi, India 0.08 1
141 Sanjaybhai Rajguru College of Engineering, India 0.08 1
141 Government Engineering College Rajkot (GECR), India 0.08 1
141 Gujarat University, India 0.08 1
141 Gujarat Technological University (GTU), India 0.08 1
141 Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, India 0.08 1
142 Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, India 0.07 1
142 Jain University (JU), India 0.07 1
143 Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), India 0.07 2
144 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.06 1
144 SASTRA University, India 0.06 1
145 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.06 3
146 Acharya Nagarjuna University, India 0.06 1
147 Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), India 0.05 1
147 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU), India 0.05 1
148 Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering (SSNCE), India 0.05 1
149 Saveetha University, India 0.04 1
149 Narayana Hrudayalaya Pvt Ltd. (NH), India 0.04 1
149 Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), India 0.04 1
150 Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India 0.04 1
151 Indian Centre for Space Physics, India 0.04 3
152 King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, India 0.04 1
152 SGT Medical College, Hospital & Research Institute, India 0.04 1
153 Aravind Eye Care System, India 0.04 1
154 The INDog Project, India 0.04 1
154 Sanskriti Centre, India 0.04 1
155 Alagappa University, India 0.04 1
156 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.03 2
157 PSG and Sons Charities Trust, India 0.03 1
158 Lab SurgPath, India 0.03 1
159 B. J. Medical College (BJMC), India 0.03 1
159 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.03 1
160 University of Mumbai, India 0.02 1
161 Narayana Nethralaya, India 0.02 1
162 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), India 0.01 1
163 Utkal University, India 0.01 4
164 Sigur Nature Trust, India 0.01 1
165 K.E.M. Hospital Research Centre (KEMHRC), India 0.00 1
166 Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Punjab, India 0.00 1
166 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), India 0.00 1
167 India Diabetes Research Foundation (IDRF), India 0.00 1
168 Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSIHMS), India 0.00 1

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