2016 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 36.83 130
2 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 35.13 57
3 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 31.01 122
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 16.39 23
5 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 11.79 59
6 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 11.68 22
7 India Department of Space (DOS), India 10.76 22
8 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 10.63 17
9 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 10.08 38
10 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 9.35 29
11 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 8.70 12
12 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India 8.65 18
13 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 5.74 13
14 University of Calcutta (CU), India 5.56 12
15 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 5.07 23
16 University of Delhi (DU), India 4.61 58
17 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.50 5
18 Jadavpur University (JU), India 4.40 6
19 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 4.35 28
20 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 4.01 17
21 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 3.80 12
22 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 3.59 7
23 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 3.34 28
24 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 3.25 5
25 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 3.17 6
26 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 3.13 7
27 UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India 3.08 7
28 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 3.00 3
29 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 2.88 6
30 Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), India 2.76 6
31 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 2.50 3
32 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 2.41 5
33 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 2.33 3
34 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 2.33 6
35 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.10 3
36 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 1.75 3
37 Visva-Bharati University, India 1.68 20
38 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 1.63 4
39 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 1.50 4
40 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.27 2
41 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 1.25 2
42 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 1.13 8
43 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 1.05 2
44 Gauhati University, India 1.03 14
45 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.00 1
45 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 1.00 1
45 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 1.00 1
45 Baal shiksha Sadan School (BSS), India 1.00 1
45 Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, India 1.00 1
45 Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology (DCRUST University), India 1.00 1
45 Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), India 1.00 1
45 Pondicherry University, India 1.00 1
46 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.95 4
47 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 0.90 2
48 Bose Institute, India 0.90 17
49 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.84 3
50 University of Calicut, India 0.83 3
51 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.82 4
52 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 0.80 15
53 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 0.75 1
54 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 0.73 2
55 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.72 6
56 Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), India 0.67 1
57 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.58 2
58 Anna University (AU), India 0.57 2
59 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.57 14
60 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.54 4
61 Tezpur University, India 0.50 1
61 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.50 1
61 Tumkur University, India 0.50 1
61 Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT), India 0.50 2
61 University of Allahabad, India 0.50 1
61 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.50 1
62 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.50 3
63 Panjab University (PU), India 0.46 70
64 University of Lucknow, India 0.45 2
65 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 0.43 1
66 Presidency University, India 0.38 2
67 Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HUBGU), India 0.33 1
67 Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), India 0.33 1
67 Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), India 0.33 1
67 Pailan College of Management and Technology, India 0.33 1
68 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.25 1
68 Seth Anandaram Jaipuria College, India 0.25 1
68 International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), India 0.25 1
68 Central Footwear Training Centre, India 0.25 1
68 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 0.25 1
68 Bundelkhand University, India 0.25 1
68 Nanoera Medicare Private Limited, India 0.25 1
68 Govt. Model Science College, India 0.25 1
69 University of Jammu, India 0.21 19
70 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.20 1
70 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.20 1
71 National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), India 0.17 1
71 University of Kashmir, India 0.17 1
71 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.17 1
72 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 0.15 1
73 Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India 0.14 1
74 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 0.14 2
75 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.13 1
75 ITM University, India 0.13 1
75 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 0.13 1
75 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.13 1
76 Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT-K), India 0.11 1
77 International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-Bangalore), India 0.10 1
77 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India 0.10 1
77 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.10 1
77 Andhra University, India 0.10 1
78 Government Polytechnic College, Thirurangadi, India 0.08 1
79 Jain University (JU), India 0.07 1
80 University of Rajasthan, India 0.07 19
81 SASTRA University, India 0.06 1
82 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 0.06 1
83 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 0.05 1
83 Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU), India 0.05 1
84 Indian Centre for Space Physics, India 0.04 3
85 Alagappa University, India 0.04 1
86 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.03 2
87 University of Mumbai, India 0.02 1
88 Utkal University, India 0.01 4
89 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.01 2
90 Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Punjab, India 0.00 1
90 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), India 0.00 1

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