2018 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 86.77 84.53 170 -4.0%
2 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 53.25 64.82 206 20.0%
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 50.94 47.24 109 -8.6%
4 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 26.22 36.29 141 36.4%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 37.81 34.85 133 -9.2%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 28.02 33.07 55 16.3%
7 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 29.44 25.53 41 -14.5%
8 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 13.37 24.85 44 83.2%
9 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 10.55 23.19 50 116.6%
10 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 23.39 20.40 58 -14.0%
11 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 20.85 19.16 69 -9.4%
12 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 9.83 18.34 48 83.9%
13 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 8.55 18.05 31 108.0%
14 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 17.18 14.97 26 -14.1%
15 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 10.69 14.24 33 31.3%
16 University of Calcutta (CU), India 9.59 11.14 26 14.5%
17 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 14.16 10.23 28 -28.8%
18 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 4.85 10.02 13 103.8%
19 Jadavpur University (JU), India 8.90 9.62 15 6.5%
20 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 5.41 6.50 26 18.4%
21 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.94 6.30 12 559.4%
22 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 5.26 5.51 15 3.3%
23 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.02 5.24 51 71.0%
24 University of Delhi (DU), India 7.80 5.09 88 -35.6%
25 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 1.98 4.96 6 147.6%
26 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 5.12 4.89 9 -5.8%
27 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 1.63 4.20 6 153.5%
28 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 2.13 4.17 7 93.1%
29 Pondicherry University, India 0.10 4.02 8 4,027.8%
30 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.50 3.85 9 658.1%
31 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.51 3.58 23 134.2%
32 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.72 3.56 38 386.1%
33 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 5.76 3.31 9 -43.3%
34 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.75 2.92 8 4.5%
35 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 0.52 2.79 19 432.1%
36 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 3.37 2.75 4 -19.5%
37 University of Burdwan, India 1.20 2.64 4 117.1%
38 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 2.00 2.50 3 23.2%
39 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.67 2.46 7 -48.1%
40 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.04 2.28 5 5,286.0%
41 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.44 2.21 6 51.5%
42 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 2.50 2.19 4 -13.8%
43 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 1.99 2.03 21 0.4%
44 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 2.34 1.88 12 -20.6%
45 University of Kalyani, India 1.88 3 N/A
46 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 1.33 1.78 3 32.2%
47 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.67 1.75 5 159.4%
48 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.23 1.75 4 635.4%
49 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 1.33 1.70 3 25.7%
50 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 0.03 1.61 2 4,981.6%
51 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 1.97 1.58 3 -20.9%
52 National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (NITSRI), India 0.20 1.50 3 639.2%
52 National Institute of Technology Meghalaya (NIT Meghalaya), India 1.50 3 N/A
53 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.50 1.42 3 178.8%
54 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), India 1.33 2 N/A
55 Tezpur University, India 0.33 1.32 3 291.0%
56 Panjab University (PU), India 0.78 1.13 99 43.5%
57 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 1.36 1.10 2 -20.1%
58 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 0.03 1.07 8 4,084.6%
59 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.07 3 N/A
60 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 0.67 1.00 1 47.8%
60 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 1.00 1.00 1 -1.4%
60 University of Madras, India 1.00 1 N/A
60 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 1.00 1 N/A
60 Bangalore University, India 1.00 1 N/A
60 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 1.00 1 N/A
61 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 2.80 0.93 3 -67.4%
62 SASTRA University, India 0.79 0.90 3 12.7%
63 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.67 0.84 3 24.3%
64 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 1.92 0.83 3 -57.1%
65 University of Kerala, India 0.73 0.79 2 6.4%
66 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (GKV), India 0.75 1 N/A
66 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (GGU), India 0.75 1 N/A
67 Vignan University, India 0.71 2 N/A
68 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.69 2 N/A
69 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.67 5 N/A
70 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 1.00 0.67 1 -34.3%
71 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.11 0.64 3 481.9%
72 Ahmedabad University (AU), India 0.58 1 N/A
72 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology (RKGIT), India 0.50 0.58 2 15.0%
72 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 1.25 0.58 2 -54.0%
72 Government General Degree College, India 0.25 0.58 2 130.0%
73 Presidency University, India 0.55 2 N/A
74 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.17 0.53 2 208.1%
75 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.52 0.50 1 -4.6%
75 Saurashtra University, India 0.50 1 N/A
75 Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), India 0.50 1 N/A
76 Tripura University, India 0.11 0.48 2 322.4%
77 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.02 0.47 3 2,832.4%
78 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 1.50 0.45 2 -70.4%
78 Diamond Harbour Women’s University (DHWU), India 0.45 2 N/A
78 Ram Chandra Uniyal Government Post Graduate College, India 0.45 2 N/A
79 University of Kashmir, India 1.33 0.45 4 -66.8%
80 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.60 0.41 20 -32.8%
81 Noorul Islam University, India 0.40 1 N/A
82 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.38 1 N/A
83 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 1.13 0.37 2 -68.0%
84 Dibrugarh University, India 0.36 1 N/A
85 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 0.46 0.35 2 -24.2%
86 D.Y. Patil University, India 0.34 2 N/A
87 Punjabi University, India 0.33 1 N/A
87 Government General Degree College Kalna–1, India 0.33 1 N/A
87 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.83 0.33 1 -60.6%
87 Krishnath College, India 0.33 1 N/A
87 Navrachana University (NUV), India 0.33 1 N/A
88 University of Jammu, India 0.24 0.31 24 27.0%
89 Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH), India 0.08 0.31 2 261.4%
90 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.75 0.30 2 -60.6%
90 Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), India 1.00 0.30 1 -70.4%
91 Amity University, India 0.31 0.30 4 -5.0%
92 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.33 0.27 1 -19.4%
93 Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India 0.50 0.26 2 -49.2%
94 University of Allahabad, India 1.05 0.25 1 -76.5%
94 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Gandhigram Rural Institute, India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Bennett University, India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Dharmanand Uniyal Government Degree College Narendranagar (GDCNNGR), India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Bundelkhand University, India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Vivekananda College of Arts and Sciences for Women (VICAS), India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.25 2 N/A
94 Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Maratha Mandal's Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre (MMNGH), India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Ramananda Centenary College, India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Techno India Group (TIG), India 0.25 1 N/A
94 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India 0.25 1 N/A
95 Rani Channamma University, India 0.21 2 N/A
96 University of Rajasthan, India 0.05 0.20 18 306.2%
97 DAV University, India 0.10 0.20 1 97.1%
97 National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India 0.59 0.20 1 -66.4%
97 Kakatiya University, India 0.20 1 N/A
98 Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), India 0.14 0.18 2 24.6%
99 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 1.00 0.17 1 -83.6%
99 Jain University (JU), India 0.05 0.17 1 228.6%
99 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.39 0.17 1 -57.8%
99 Ashoka University, India 0.17 1 N/A
99 University of Gour Banga (UGB), India 0.17 1 N/A
99 Yogi Vemana University (YVU), India 0.17 1 N/A
99 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.17 1 N/A
99 Kurukshetra University (KUK), India 0.17 1 N/A
100 University of Mumbai, India 1.05 0.15 1 -85.9%
101 Government Holkar Science College, India 0.14 1 N/A
101 Indore Professional Studies Academy (IPSA), India 0.14 1 N/A
101 Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, India 0.14 1 N/A
101 Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), India 0.67 0.14 1 -78.9%
101 National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), India 0.14 1 N/A
102 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 0.13 1 N/A
102 Institute of Engineering and Management (IEM), India 0.13 1 N/A
102 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.13 1 N/A
103 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.08 0.11 1 36.4%
103 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.07 0.11 1 53.3%
103 Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), India 0.11 1 N/A
104 Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), India 0.11 1 N/A
105 Aliah University, India 0.20 0.10 1 -50.7%
105 Muhammed Abdurahiman Memorial Orphanage College (MAMOC), India 0.10 1 N/A
105 Government General Degree College, Kharagpur-II, India 0.10 1 N/A
105 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.10 1 N/A
106 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.20 0.08 1 -58.9%
106 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.33 0.08 1 -75.4%
106 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.33 0.08 1 -75.4%
106 Raniganj Girls’ College, India 0.08 1 N/A
107 Bharathiar University, India 0.08 1 N/A
107 Sophia College for Women, India 0.08 1 N/A
107 Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS), India 0.08 1 N/A
108 Utkal University, India 0.26 0.07 5 -72.0%
109 Alagappa University, India 0.07 1 N/A
109 Manipur University, India 0.07 1 N/A
110 Yenepoya University, India 0.06 3 N/A
111 Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), India 0.06 1 N/A
111 Mangalore University, India 0.06 1 N/A
111 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.06 1 N/A
112 Goa University, India 1.00 0.06 2 -94.3%
113 PRIST University, India 0.06 1 N/A
114 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.05 1 N/A
115 Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), India 0.05 1 N/A
116 Gauhati University, India 1.04 0.05 16 -95.6%
117 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.04 2 N/A
118 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad), India 0.04 1 N/A
119 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.12 0.04 1 -70.4%
119 Parala Maharaja Engineering College (PMEC), India 0.04 1 N/A
119 Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), India 0.04 1 N/A
119 BML Munjal University (BMU), India 0.04 1 N/A
120 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India 0.04 1 N/A
121 Anna University (AU), India 0.57 0.03 1 -94.3%
121 Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), India 0.33 0.03 1 -90.1%
122 University of Lucknow, India 0.04 0.03 1 -13.8%
123 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 1.58 0.03 2 -98.1%
124 Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), India 0.02 1 N/A
125 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 0.02 4 23.6%
126 Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU), India 0.02 1 N/A
127 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.01 1 N/A
128 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.01 1 N/A
129 Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), India 0.01 13 N/A
130 Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), India 0.01 1 N/A

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