2018 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 44.39 48.54 174 8.1%
2 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 32.75 34.71 90 4.7%
3 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 6.07 11.10 105 80.8%
4 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 9.94 9.76 53 -3.0%
5 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 3.94 9.68 13 143.1%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 8.52 9.59 17 11.2%
7 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 7.13 9.26 20 28.3%
8 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 6.94 7.31 14 4.1%
9 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 11.06 6.39 84 -43.0%
10 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 2.09 6.03 7 185.0%
11 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 1.44 5.68 27 291.3%
12 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 2.21 5.36 11 140.2%
13 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 2.41 5.15 24 111.1%
14 Jadavpur University (JU), India 4.03 4.70 8 15.1%
15 University of Delhi (DU), India 4.63 4.12 81 -12.1%
16 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 4.21 4.03 16 -5.5%
17 University of Calcutta (CU), India 3.52 3.92 11 10.3%
18 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 2.58 3.33 21 27.2%
19 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 0.52 2.79 19 433.5%
20 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 1.00 2.55 35 150.7%
21 University of Burdwan, India 2.50 3 N/A
22 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.02 2.27 43 -25.5%
23 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.67 2.20 5 -53.5%
24 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.10 2.16 5 2,036.7%
25 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 2.33 2.13 3 -10.0%
26 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 0.83 2.00 2 137.2%
27 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.75 1.96 4 -29.6%
28 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 3.12 1.88 3 -40.5%
29 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 0.26 1.83 21 602.8%
30 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 1.33 1.78 3 32.5%
31 National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (NITSRI), India 1.50 3 N/A
32 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 0.19 1.43 3 653.3%
33 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 1.95 1.40 6 -29.3%
34 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 0.77 1.36 19 75.6%
35 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 2.87 1.35 16 -53.4%
36 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), India 1.33 2 N/A
37 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.93 1.25 4 32.6%
37 University of Kalyani, India 1.25 2 N/A
38 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.06 1.09 33 1,824.9%
39 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.07 3 N/A
40 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 0.67 1.00 1 48.2%
40 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 1.06 1.00 3 -6.4%
40 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 1.00 1 N/A
40 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.00 1 N/A
41 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 1.33 0.95 2 -29.6%
42 Panjab University (PU), India 0.78 0.92 96 16.8%
43 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.90 1 N/A
44 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.75 4 N/A
45 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 1.67 0.75 2 -55.5%
45 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (GKV), India 0.75 1 N/A
45 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 0.75 2 N/A
46 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 1.63 0.68 5 -58.8%
47 University of Kerala, India 0.33 0.67 1 97.6%
48 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology (RKGIT), India 0.50 0.58 2 15.3%
48 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 1.25 0.58 2 -53.9%
48 Government General Degree College, India 0.25 0.58 2 130.6%
49 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.42 0.50 1 18.6%
49 Presidency University, India 0.50 1 N/A
50 Diamond Harbour Women’s University (DHWU), India 0.45 2 N/A
51 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.42 2 N/A
52 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.60 0.41 20 -32.6%
53 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 0.53 0.37 2 -31.3%
54 University of Kashmir, India 0.33 0.35 3 3.5%
55 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.67 0.34 2 -49.5%
56 Punjabi University, India 0.33 1 N/A
56 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.83 0.33 1 -60.5%
56 Krishnath College, India 0.33 1 N/A
56 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.33 1 N/A
57 University of Jammu, India 0.24 0.31 24 27.3%
58 Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), India 1.00 0.30 1 -70.4%
59 Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India 0.50 0.26 2 -49.1%
60 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 2.08 0.25 1 -88.1%
60 Dharmanand Uniyal Government Degree College Narendranagar (GDCNNGR), India 0.25 1 N/A
60 Ramananda Centenary College, India 0.25 1 N/A
60 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.25 1 N/A
61 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.14 0.20 1 38.3%
62 University of Gour Banga (UGB), India 0.17 1 N/A
62 Jain University (JU), India 0.17 1 N/A
62 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.17 1 N/A
63 Government Holkar Science College, India 0.14 1 N/A
63 Indore Professional Studies Academy (IPSA), India 0.14 1 N/A
64 Institute of Engineering and Management (IEM), India 0.13 1 N/A
64 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.13 1 N/A
65 Vignan University, India 0.11 1 N/A
65 Rani Channamma University, India 0.11 1 N/A
66 Muhammed Abdurahiman Memorial Orphanage College (MAMOC), India 0.10 1 N/A
66 Aliah University, India 0.10 1 N/A
66 Government General Degree College, Kharagpur-II, India 0.10 1 N/A
66 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.10 1 N/A
67 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.33 0.08 1 -75.3%
67 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.08 1 N/A
67 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.33 0.08 1 -75.3%
67 Raniganj Girls’ College, India 0.08 1 N/A
68 Bharathiar University, India 0.08 1 N/A
69 Alagappa University, India 0.07 1 N/A
70 Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), India 0.05 1 N/A
71 Gauhati University, India 0.04 0.05 16 15.8%
72 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.04 2 N/A
73 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad), India 0.04 1 N/A
74 Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), India 0.04 1 N/A
74 BML Munjal University (BMU), India 0.04 1 N/A
75 University of Rajasthan, India 0.05 0.03 17 -32.0%
76 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 1.48 0.03 2 -98.0%
77 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 0.02 4 23.9%
78 Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), India 0.01 13 N/A
79 Utkal University, India 0.01 0.01 4 30.1%
80 Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), 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.