2016 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 14.18 25
2 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 13.33 29
3 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 11.84 21
4 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 7.79 18
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 2.63 5
6 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.58 6
7 Bose Institute, India 2.42 4
8 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 2.00 2
9 National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), India 1.99 5
10 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.65 3
11 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 1.65 3
12 University of Calcutta (CU), India 1.60 3
13 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 1.55 3
14 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 1.25 2
15 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 1.17 8
16 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.07 4
17 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 1.00 1
17 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 1.00 1
17 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.00 1
18 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.87 4
19 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.86 1
20 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.85 12
21 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.84 2
22 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 0.81 3
23 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.80 1
24 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 0.79 2
25 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.71 5
26 Mitra Biotech Pvt Ltd., India 0.63 2
27 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 0.58 2
28 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.54 4
29 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.52 3
30 Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), India 0.42 2
31 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 0.38 1
32 Sonam Norbu Memorial Hospital, India 0.33 1
33 Karnatak University, India 0.31 2
34 Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, India 0.31 2
35 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.29 2
36 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.28 3
37 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 0.25 2
38 Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute (SGCC&RI), India 0.25 1
39 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.25 2
40 National Institute of Virology (NIV), India 0.24 2
41 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India 0.24 2
42 India Innovation Research Center (IIRC), India 0.23 3
43 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 0.21 1
44 Bharathiar University, India 0.19 1
45 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 0.18 1
46 Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), India 0.17 1
46 Anna University (AU), India 0.17 1
46 Mohanlal Sukhadia University (MLSU), India 0.17 1
46 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.17 1
47 Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), India 0.16 1
48 The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India 0.14 1
49 National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJILOMD), India 0.13 1
50 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.13 1
50 The American College, India 0.13 1
50 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.13 1
51 Pondicherry University, India 0.09 2
52 Central Zoo Authority (CZA), India 0.09 1
52 Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), India 0.09 1
53 Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), India 0.09 1
54 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.08 1
55 Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, India 0.08 1
56 Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, India 0.07 1
56 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 0.07 1
57 Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR), India 0.07 2
58 Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SII), India 0.07 9
59 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.06 1
60 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.06 3
61 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.06 1
62 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.05 2
63 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.05 1
64 Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), India 0.05 1
65 Saveetha University, India 0.04 1
65 Narayana Hrudayalaya Pvt Ltd. (NH), India 0.04 1
65 Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), India 0.04 1
66 Tezpur University, India 0.04 1
66 Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India 0.04 1
67 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.04 1
67 King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, India 0.04 1
67 SGT Medical College, Hospital & Research Institute, India 0.04 1
68 Aravind Eye Care System, India 0.04 1
69 The INDog Project, India 0.04 1
69 Sanskriti Centre, India 0.04 1
70 Lab SurgPath, India 0.03 1
71 B. J. Medical College (BJMC), India 0.03 1
71 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.03 1
72 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 0.03 1
73 Narayana Nethralaya, India 0.02 1
74 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 0.01 1
75 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), India 0.01 1
76 Sigur Nature Trust, India 0.01 1
76 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 0.01 1
77 K.E.M. Hospital Research Centre (KEMHRC), India 0.00 1
78 India Diabetes Research Foundation (IDRF), India 0.00 1
79 Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSIHMS), India 0.00 1
79 National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), India 0.00 1

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