2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 India Department of Space (DOS), India 7.05 14.03 21 85.6%
2 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 6.49 6.65 14 -4.3%
3 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 3.53 6.29 11 66.2%
4 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 8.87 5.79 15 -39.1%
5 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 1.07 2.42 4 111.3%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 3.47 2.22 3 -40.4%
7 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 0.20 1.97 3 817.8%
8 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 1.67 2 N/A
8 Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), India 0.14 1.67 5 989.0%
9 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 0.67 1.22 2 69.9%
10 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 0.50 1.00 1 86.7%
10 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.80 1.00 1 16.4%
10 Shivaji University, India 1.00 1.00 1 -6.7%
10 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.00 1 N/A
10 University of Calcutta (CU), India 1.00 1 N/A
10 The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India 1.60 1.00 2 -41.6%
11 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 2.17 0.89 3 -61.6%
12 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 0.81 0.68 2 -21.1%
13 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.67 1 N/A
14 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), India 0.25 0.50 1 86.7%
15 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 0.67 0.42 2 -41.7%
16 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 0.14 0.40 4 173.2%
17 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 0.08 0.37 2 310.7%
18 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 0.72 0.33 1 -56.6%
19 Jadavpur University (JU), India 0.33 0.32 1 -10.0%
20 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 1.14 0.26 2 -79.0%
21 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.02 0.25 1 1,136.8%
21 Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, India 0.25 1 N/A
21 Tea Research Association (TRA), India 0.25 1 N/A
21 The Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI), India 0.25 1 N/A
21 Utkal University, India 0.25 1 N/A
21 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 0.25 1 N/A
22 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 0.04 0.21 1 402.9%
23 India Meteorological Department (IMD), India 0.64 0.20 1 -71.0%
24 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.23 0.17 2 -31.2%
25 Patna University, India 0.16 2 N/A
26 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.67 0.13 1 -82.5%
26 Indian Environmental Society (IES), India 0.13 1 N/A
27 Tripura University, India 0.11 1 N/A
28 National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee, India 0.33 0.10 1 -72.0%
28 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 0.10 1 N/A
29 Pondicherry University, India 0.05 0.10 3 88.2%
30 Geological Survey of India (GSI), India 0.08 1 N/A
30 Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH), India 0.08 1 N/A
31 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.07 1 N/A
32 Amity University, India 0.06 1 N/A
33 National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), India 0.06 1 N/A
34 Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), India 0.25 0.04 1 -86.7%
35 Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), India 0.03 1 N/A

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.