2017 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 36.83 44.39 147 23.4%
2 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 35.13 32.75 55 -4.6%
3 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 3.34 11.06 75 239.0%
4 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 10.08 9.94 36 0.9%
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 10.63 8.52 15 -18.0%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 16.39 7.13 16 -55.5%
7 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 8.70 6.94 12 -18.4%
8 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 4.01 6.07 29 54.7%
9 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.50 4.67 7 6.3%
10 University of Delhi (DU), India 4.61 4.63 64 2.7%
11 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 3.17 4.21 9 36.1%
12 Jadavpur University (JU), India 4.40 4.03 8 -6.2%
13 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 5.74 3.94 8 -29.8%
14 University of Calcutta (CU), India 5.56 3.52 6 -35.3%
15 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 3.00 3.12 8 6.3%
16 Visva-Bharati University, India 1.68 3.02 32 84.3%
17 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 2.87 17 N/A
18 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 3.80 2.75 7 -25.9%
19 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 0.80 2.58 18 231.7%
20 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 1.50 2.41 19 64.9%
21 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 3.25 2.33 3 -26.5%
22 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 3.59 2.21 6 -37.1%
23 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 2.50 2.09 4 -14.4%
24 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 2.33 2.08 4 -8.6%
25 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.10 1.95 3 -5.0%
26 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.50 1.67 2 241.2%
27 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.82 1.63 9 102.7%
28 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 0.15 1.50 2 897.9%
29 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 1.48 3 N/A
30 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 5.07 1.44 17 -71.0%
31 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 2.88 1.33 2 -52.5%
32 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 0.13 1.33 4 987.2%
33 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.95 1.25 5 34.7%
34 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 0.25 1.16 2 373.8%
35 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 0.06 1.06 2 1,844.7%
36 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 2.33 1.00 22 -55.8%
37 Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), India 1.00 1 N/A
37 Vidyasagar University, India 1.00 1 N/A
37 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 1.00 1 N/A
38 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.54 0.93 5 77.0%
39 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.83 1 N/A
39 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 0.83 2 N/A
40 Panjab University (PU), India 0.46 0.78 77 71.5%
41 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 1.13 0.77 16 -30.8%
42 Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), India 0.75 1 N/A
43 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 1.00 0.67 1 -31.8%
43 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 1.25 0.67 1 -45.4%
43 Barkatullah University, India 0.67 1 N/A
43 Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), India 0.67 1 N/A
44 JECRC University, India 0.60 1 N/A
45 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.57 0.60 22 8.3%
46 The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), India 0.54 2 N/A
47 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 0.73 0.53 3 -25.5%
48 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 1.63 0.52 14 -67.4%
49 Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT-K), India 0.11 0.50 1 360.6%
49 Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India 0.14 0.50 1 258.2%
49 National Institute of Technology Agartala (NITA), India 0.50 1 N/A
49 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology (RKGIT), India 0.50 2 N/A
49 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.50 1 N/A
50 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.58 0.42 2 -26.9%
51 University of Kashmir, India 0.17 0.33 1 104.7%
51 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.50 0.33 1 -31.8%
51 Kumaun University, India 0.33 1 N/A
51 University of Kerala, India 0.33 1 N/A
51 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.33 1 N/A
51 Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College, India 0.33 1 N/A
51 GIDC Degree Engineering college (GDEC), India 0.33 1 N/A
51 Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), India 0.33 1 N/A
51 Bodai High School (H.S.), India 0.33 1 N/A
52 Nirma University, India 0.30 1 N/A
53 Central University of Gujarat (CUG), India 0.29 1 N/A
54 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.27 0.26 3 -79.2%
55 University of Mumbai, India 0.02 0.25 1 1,435.3%
55 Government General Degree College, India 0.25 1 N/A
55 Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (IIITM Gwalior), India 0.25 1 N/A
55 Rayat Institute of Engineering and Information Technology, India 0.25 1 N/A
55 Amity University, India 0.25 1 N/A
56 University of Jammu, India 0.21 0.24 20 14.4%
57 National Institute of Technology, Silchar (NIT Silchar), India 0.22 1 N/A
58 Baal shiksha Sadan School (BSS), India 1.00 0.20 1 -79.5%
58 GLA University, India 0.20 1 N/A
59 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 0.14 0.19 3 38.2%
60 Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, India 0.17 1 N/A
61 National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), India 0.17 0.14 1 -12.3%
61 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 0.14 1 N/A
61 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.14 1 N/A
62 College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), India 0.13 1 N/A
63 PEC University of Technology, India 0.11 1 N/A
64 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.50 0.10 1 -79.4%
64 Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University (BVDU), India 0.10 1 N/A
64 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), India 0.10 1 N/A
65 Cotton University, India 0.07 1 N/A
65 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.07 1 N/A
66 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.72 0.06 7 -92.1%
67 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 1.00 0.06 1 -94.3%
68 University of Rajasthan, India 0.07 0.05 18 -27.0%
69 Gauhati University, India 1.03 0.04 15 -96.1%
70 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.03 1 N/A
71 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.01 0.02 3 113.4%
72 Utkal University, India 0.01 0.01 3 -31.2%

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.