2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 11.49 10.68 18 -8.9%
2 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 2.00 3.85 6 88.5%
3 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.00 2.68 6 31.3%
4 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.17 2.06 4 1,112.3%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 1.85 3 N/A
6 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 2.09 1.47 10 -31.2%
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 0.26 1.37 9 415.8%
8 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 1.98 1.25 3 -38.1%
9 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 0.03 1.05 7 3,985.7%
10 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.00 1 N/A
11 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 0.96 4 N/A
12 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 1.46 0.94 7 -37.2%
13 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 2.09 0.88 2 -59.0%
14 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 0.19 0.85 6 344.8%
15 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 1.24 0.76 2 -40.1%
16 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.10 0.75 3 -33.0%
17 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 0.05 0.67 1 1,140.9%
18 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 0.03 0.61 1 1,815.8%
19 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.50 4 N/A
20 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.04 0.50 1 1,075.6%
21 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 1.49 0.47 5 -69.3%
22 University of Calcutta (CU), India 1.85 0.38 1 -80.1%
23 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 1.37 0.30 1 -78.5%
24 Amity University, India 0.30 4 N/A
25 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.27 1 N/A
26 University of Allahabad, India 0.05 0.25 1 414.3%
26 Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH), India 0.25 1 N/A
26 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.25 1 N/A
26 Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), India 0.25 1 N/A
26 Maratha Mandal's Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre (MMNGH), India 0.25 1 N/A
27 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.11 0.24 2 116.1%
28 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.18 2 N/A
29 Ashoka University, India 0.17 1 N/A
30 Jadavpur University (JU), India 0.14 1 N/A
30 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 0.14 1 N/A
30 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.14 1 N/A
31 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.02 0.14 2 757.2%
32 University of Kerala, India 0.13 1 N/A
32 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.13 1 N/A
33 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.08 0.11 1 35.6%
33 Rani Channamma University, India 0.11 1 N/A
34 Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), India 0.11 1 N/A
35 Pondicherry University, India 0.04 0.10 2 154.1%
36 SASTRA University, India 0.12 0.10 2 -18.1%
37 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.24 0.09 1 -62.1%
37 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 0.09 1 N/A
38 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.08 1 N/A
38 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.08 1 N/A
39 Sophia College for Women, India 0.08 1 N/A
39 Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS), India 0.08 1 N/A
40 Visva-Bharati University, India 0.07 2 N/A
41 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.17 0.06 1 -63.3%
41 Utkal University, India 0.06 1 N/A
42 Yenepoya University, India 0.06 3 N/A
43 Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), India 0.06 1 N/A
43 Mangalore University, India 0.06 1 N/A
43 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.06 1 N/A
44 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.05 1 N/A
45 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 0.05 1 N/A
46 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.18 0.04 1 -78.9%
47 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.04 1 N/A
48 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India 0.04 1 N/A
49 Anna University (AU), India 0.16 0.03 1 -79.1%
50 University of Lucknow, India 0.04 0.03 1 -14.3%
51 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 0.03 1 N/A
52 Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), India 0.02 1 N/A
53 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 1.41 0.02 1 -98.8%
54 Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU), India 0.02 1 N/A
55 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.01 1 N/A
55 Goa University, India 0.01 1 N/A
56 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.01 1 N/A
57 D.Y. Patil University, India 0.01 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.