2017 tables: Institutions - life 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 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 14.18 14.71 26 6.7%
2 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 13.33 13.16 25 1.6%
3 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 11.84 11.49 14 -0.2%
4 Bose Institute, India 2.42 5.62 8 139.0%
5 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 0.38 4.74 8 1,201.5%
6 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 7.79 4.65 10 -38.7%
7 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 0.79 2.09 3 173.8%
8 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.85 2.09 14 153.8%
9 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 2.00 2.00 2 2.9%
9 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.58 2.00 2 -20.4%
10 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 1.00 1.98 4 103.5%
11 University of Calcutta (CU), India 1.60 1.85 5 19.1%
12 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 0.18 1.71 2 869.9%
13 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 1.55 1.49 5 -1.5%
14 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.54 1.46 6 178.7%
15 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 1.46 2 N/A
16 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 1.41 2 N/A
17 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 1.65 1.37 2 -14.4%
18 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 0.58 1.24 5 118.6%
19 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 1.17 1.11 9 -2.7%
20 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.65 1.10 2 -31.3%
21 University of Kashmir, India 1.00 1 N/A
22 University of Mysore, India 0.85 1 N/A
23 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 0.01 0.75 1 5,455.0%
24 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), India 0.01 0.68 2 5,066.7%
25 West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), India 0.63 3 N/A
26 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 0.56 1 N/A
27 National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India 0.50 1 N/A
27 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 0.50 1 N/A
27 Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), India 0.50 1 N/A
28 Wildlife Institute of India, India 0.38 1 N/A
29 Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), India 0.09 0.33 1 294.3%
30 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India 0.24 0.29 3 25.0%
31 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 2.63 0.26 2 -89.8%
32 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.87 0.24 2 -72.3%
33 Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS BELLARY), India 0.22 1 N/A
34 B.R. Singh Hospital and Centre for Medical Education and Research, India 0.20 1 N/A
35 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 0.19 2 N/A
36 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.13 0.18 1 47.0%
37 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 0.81 0.17 3 -77.9%
38 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.06 0.17 1 174.3%
38 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.13 0.17 1 37.2%
39 Anna University (AU), India 0.17 0.16 2 -3.4%
40 Tata Group, India 0.15 1 N/A
41 Tumkur University, India 0.15 1 N/A
42 National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), India 0.00 0.15 1 N/A
43 Abeda Inamdar Senior College (AISC), India 0.14 1 N/A
43 Curadev Pharma Private Limited, India 0.14 1 N/A
44 Goa Medical College and Hospital, India 0.13 1 N/A
45 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 1.25 0.13 2 -89.6%
46 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 0.13 1 N/A
46 Centre for Policy Research (CPR), India 0.13 1 N/A
47 SASTRA University, India 0.12 2 N/A
48 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.11 2 N/A
49 DAV University, India 0.10 1 N/A
50 Bankura Sammilani College, India 0.09 1 N/A
51 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.71 0.08 1 -87.9%
51 Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute (SGCC&RI), India 0.25 0.08 1 -65.7%
52 Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SII), India 0.07 0.08 10 22.3%
53 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.29 0.08 2 -71.4%
54 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 0.07 1 N/A
54 Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), India 0.09 0.07 1 -19.2%
54 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), India 0.07 1 N/A
54 Ispat General Hospital, India 0.07 1 N/A
55 MedGenome Labs Pvt Ltd., India 0.07 1 N/A
56 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 0.07 0.06 1 -10.0%
56 Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (KITS), India 0.06 1 N/A
57 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.25 0.05 2 -77.7%
58 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 0.05 1 N/A
59 University of Allahabad, India 0.05 1 N/A
60 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.86 0.04 1 -95.0%
60 Assam University (AUS), India 0.04 1 N/A
61 Pondicherry University, India 0.09 0.04 2 -56.1%
62 University of Lucknow, India 0.04 1 N/A
62 National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), India 0.04 1 N/A
62 Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), India 0.42 0.04 1 -91.2%
63 Aravind Eye Care System, India 0.04 0.03 1 -4.2%
64 Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DADF), India 0.03 1 N/A
64 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India 0.03 1 N/A
65 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.00 0.03 1 -96.8%
66 Karnatak University, India 0.31 0.03 1 -90.0%
66 Fruhling Biosciences LLP, India 0.03 1 N/A
67 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India 0.03 1 N/A
68 India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), India 0.03 1 N/A
69 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.03 1 N/A
70 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.07 0.03 2 -97.6%
71 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), India 0.02 1 N/A
72 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), India 0.02 1 N/A
73 Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, India 0.02 1 N/A
74 Sankara Nethralaya (SN), India 0.02 1 N/A
75 Cadila Healthcare Ltd. (Zydus Cadila), India 0.02 1 N/A
76 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), India 0.02 1 N/A
77 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.02 1 N/A
78 Narayana Nethralaya, India 0.02 0.01 1 -13.8%
79 Suraj Eye Institute, India 0.01 1 N/A
80 Max India Limited, India 0.01 1 N/A
81 Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), India 0.01 1 N/A
82 K.E.M. Hospital Research Centre (KEMHRC), India 0.00 0.00 1 5.8%
83 Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India 0.04 0.00 1 -98.2%

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.