2018 tables: Institutions

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 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 112.03 97.38 169 -14.3%
2 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 86.77 84.53 170 -4.0%
3 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 53.25 64.82 206 20.0%
4 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 44.60 49.53 218 9.4%
5 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 50.94 47.24 109 -8.6%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 26.22 36.29 141 36.4%
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 37.81 34.85 133 -9.2%
8 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 28.02 33.07 55 16.3%
9 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 29.00 31.83 67 8.2%
10 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 29.44 25.53 41 -14.5%
11 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 13.37 24.85 44 83.2%
12 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 10.55 23.19 50 116.6%
13 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 23.39 20.40 58 -14.0%
14 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 20.85 19.16 69 -9.4%
15 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 9.83 18.34 48 83.9%
16 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 8.55 18.05 31 108.0%
17 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 27.96 17.11 122 -39.7%
18 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 17.18 14.97 26 -14.1%
19 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 10.69 14.24 33 31.3%
20 India Department of Space (DOS), India 21.38 13.44 30 -38.0%
21 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 6.05 12.00 33 95.4%
22 University of Calcutta (CU), India 9.59 11.14 26 14.5%
23 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 14.16 10.23 28 -28.8%
24 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 4.85 10.02 13 103.8%
25 Jadavpur University (JU), India 8.90 9.62 15 6.5%
26 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 5.41 6.50 26 18.4%
27 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.94 6.30 12 559.4%
28 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 6.29 6.01 19 -5.8%
29 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 2.23 5.88 10 159.4%
30 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 5.26 5.51 15 3.3%
31 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 5.44 5.40 9 -2.1%
32 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.02 5.24 51 71.0%
33 University of Delhi (DU), India 7.80 5.09 88 -35.6%
34 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 1.98 4.96 6 147.6%
35 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 5.12 4.89 9 -5.8%
36 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 2.44 4.54 8 83.7%
37 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 1.63 4.20 6 153.5%
38 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 2.13 4.17 7 93.1%
39 Pondicherry University, India 0.10 4.02 8 4,027.8%
40 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 4.41 3.91 79 -12.6%
41 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.50 3.85 9 658.1%
42 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.51 3.58 23 134.2%
43 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.72 3.56 38 386.1%
44 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 5.76 3.31 9 -43.3%
45 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.75 2.92 8 4.5%
46 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 4.74 2.83 4 -41.3%
47 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 0.52 2.79 19 432.1%
48 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 3.37 2.75 4 -19.5%
49 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 0.58 2.73 3 360.8%
50 University of Burdwan, India 1.20 2.64 4 117.1%
51 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 2.00 2.50 3 23.2%
52 Bose Institute, India 8.55 2.49 23 -71.3%
53 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.67 2.46 7 -48.1%
54 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 1.11 2.30 14 104.8%
55 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.04 2.28 5 5,286.0%
56 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.44 2.21 6 51.5%
57 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 2.50 2.19 4 -13.8%
58 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 1.99 2.03 21 0.4%
59 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 2.34 1.88 12 -20.6%
60 University of Kalyani, India 1.88 3 N/A
61 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 1.33 1.78 3 32.2%
62 UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India 0.87 1.77 4 101.5%
63 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.67 1.75 5 159.4%
64 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.23 1.75 4 635.4%
65 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 1.33 1.70 3 25.7%
66 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 0.03 1.61 2 4,981.6%
67 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 1.97 1.58 3 -20.9%
68 National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), India 0.75 1.56 4 104.9%
69 National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (NITSRI), India 0.20 1.50 3 639.2%
69 National Institute of Technology Meghalaya (NIT Meghalaya), India 1.50 3 N/A
70 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.50 1.42 3 178.8%
71 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), India 1.33 2 N/A
72 Tezpur University, India 0.33 1.32 3 291.0%
73 Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), India 1.67 1.27 3 -25.0%
74 Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), India 1.25 3 N/A
75 Panjab University (PU), India 0.78 1.13 99 43.5%
76 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India 8.63 1.12 21 -87.2%
77 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 1.36 1.10 2 -20.1%
78 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 0.03 1.07 8 4,084.6%
79 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.07 3 N/A
80 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 0.67 1.00 1 47.8%
80 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 1.00 1.00 1 -1.4%
80 India Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India 4.00 1.00 1 -75.4%
80 University of Madras, India 1.00 1 N/A
80 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 1.00 1 N/A
80 Bangalore University, India 1.00 1 N/A
80 Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, India 1.00 1 N/A
80 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 1.00 1 N/A
81 Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, India 0.30 0.96 3 216.8%
82 Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), India 1.69 0.95 5 -44.8%
83 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 2.80 0.93 3 -67.4%
84 National Defence Academy (NDA), India 1.38 0.92 2 -34.3%
85 SASTRA University, India 0.79 0.90 3 12.7%
86 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.67 0.84 3 24.3%
87 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 1.92 0.83 3 -57.1%
88 University of Kerala, India 0.73 0.79 2 6.4%
89 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (GKV), India 0.75 1 N/A
89 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (GGU), India 0.75 1 N/A
90 Vignan University, India 0.71 2 N/A
91 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.69 2 N/A
92 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.67 5 N/A
93 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 1.00 0.67 1 -34.3%
94 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.11 0.64 3 481.9%
95 Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), India 0.64 3 N/A
96 India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India 0.60 1 N/A
97 Ahmedabad University (AU), India 0.58 1 N/A
97 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology (RKGIT), India 0.50 0.58 2 15.0%
97 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 1.25 0.58 2 -54.0%
97 Government General Degree College, India 0.25 0.58 2 130.0%
98 Presidency University, India 0.55 2 N/A
99 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.17 0.53 2 208.1%
100 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.52 0.50 1 -4.6%
100 Saurashtra University, India 0.50 1 N/A
100 Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), India 0.50 1 N/A
101 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India 0.29 0.49 2 68.1%
102 Tripura University, India 0.11 0.48 2 322.4%
103 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.02 0.47 3 2,832.4%
104 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 1.50 0.45 2 -70.4%
104 Diamond Harbour Women’s University (DHWU), India 0.45 2 N/A
104 Ram Chandra Uniyal Government Post Graduate College, India 0.45 2 N/A
105 University of Kashmir, India 1.33 0.45 4 -66.8%
106 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.60 0.41 20 -32.8%
107 Noorul Islam University, India 0.40 1 N/A
108 Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), India 0.35 0.38 15 5.8%
109 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.38 1 N/A
109 SankhyaSutra Labs Pvt. Ltd., India 0.38 1 N/A
110 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 1.13 0.37 2 -68.0%
110 Ceebros, India 0.37 2 N/A
111 Dibrugarh University, India 0.36 1 N/A
112 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 0.46 0.35 2 -24.2%
113 D.Y. Patil University, India 0.34 2 N/A
114 National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), India 0.06 0.33 2 491.4%
114 Punjabi University, India 0.33 1 N/A
114 Government General Degree College Kalna–1, India 0.33 1 N/A
114 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.83 0.33 1 -60.6%
114 Krishnath College, India 0.33 1 N/A
114 Navrachana University (NUV), India 0.33 1 N/A
114 Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India 0.33 1 N/A
114 Achira Labs Pvt. Ltd., India 0.33 1 N/A
115 University of Jammu, India 0.24 0.31 24 27.0%
116 Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH), India 0.08 0.31 2 261.4%
117 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.75 0.30 2 -60.6%
117 Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), India 1.00 0.30 1 -70.4%
117 Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), India 0.30 1 N/A
118 Amity University, India 0.31 0.30 4 -5.0%
119 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.33 0.27 1 -19.4%
120 National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India 0.50 0.27 2 -46.4%
121 Sikkim Manipal University (SMU), India 0.50 0.26 2 -49.2%
122 Biocon Limited, India 0.20 0.25 1 23.2%
122 University of Allahabad, India 1.05 0.25 1 -76.5%
122 Indian National Science Academy (INSA), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Gandhigram Rural Institute, India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Bennett University, India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Dharmanand Uniyal Government Degree College Narendranagar (GDCNNGR), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Bundelkhand University, India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Borehole Geophysics Research Laboratory (BGRL), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Vivekananda College of Arts and Sciences for Women (VICAS), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.25 2 N/A
122 Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Maratha Mandal's Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre (MMNGH), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Ramananda Centenary College, India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Techno India Group (TIG), India 0.25 1 N/A
122 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India 0.25 1 N/A
123 Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SII), India 0.13 0.24 14 79.7%
124 Rani Channamma University, India 0.21 2 N/A
125 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.30 0.21 3 -33.5%
126 University of Rajasthan, India 0.05 0.20 18 306.2%
127 DAV University, India 0.10 0.20 1 97.1%
127 National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India 0.59 0.20 1 -66.4%
127 Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, India 0.20 1 N/A
127 Kakatiya University, India 0.20 1 N/A
127 Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP), India 0.20 1 N/A
128 Tata Group, India 0.72 0.20 5 -72.9%
129 Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), India 0.14 0.18 2 24.6%
130 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 1.00 0.17 1 -83.6%
130 Jain University (JU), India 0.05 0.17 1 228.6%
130 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.39 0.17 1 -57.8%
130 Ashoka University, India 0.17 1 N/A
130 University of Gour Banga (UGB), India 0.17 1 N/A
130 Yogi Vemana University (YVU), India 0.17 1 N/A
130 Astra Micorwave Products Ltd., India 0.17 1 N/A
130 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.17 1 N/A
130 Kurukshetra University (KUK), India 0.17 1 N/A
131 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), India 0.68 0.17 3 -76.0%
132 University of Mumbai, India 1.05 0.15 1 -85.9%
133 Government Holkar Science College, India 0.14 1 N/A
133 Indore Professional Studies Academy (IPSA), India 0.14 1 N/A
133 Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, India 0.14 1 N/A
133 North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), India 0.14 1 N/A
133 Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), India 0.67 0.14 1 -78.9%
133 National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), India 0.14 1 N/A
134 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 0.13 1 N/A
134 Institute of Engineering and Management (IEM), India 0.13 1 N/A
134 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute (NSCRI), India 0.13 1 N/A
134 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.13 1 N/A
134 Saltlake Mindset, India 0.13 1 N/A
135 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.08 0.11 1 36.4%
135 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.07 0.11 1 53.3%
135 The Madras Medical Mission (MMM), India 0.11 1 N/A
135 Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), India 0.11 1 N/A
135 Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), India 0.11 1 N/A
136 Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), India 0.11 1 N/A
137 Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), India 0.04 0.10 1 176.0%
137 Aliah University, India 0.20 0.10 1 -50.7%
137 Bansal Hospital (BH), India 0.10 1 N/A
137 Navodaya Cancer Hospital (NCH), India 0.10 1 N/A
137 Muhammed Abdurahiman Memorial Orphanage College (MAMOC), India 0.10 1 N/A
137 Government General Degree College, Kharagpur-II, India 0.10 1 N/A
137 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.10 1 N/A
138 Command Hospital Chandimandir, India 0.09 1 N/A
138 Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), India 0.09 1 N/A
139 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.20 0.08 1 -58.9%
139 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.33 0.08 1 -75.4%
139 Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., India 0.08 1 N/A
139 Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), India 0.08 1 N/A
139 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.33 0.08 1 -75.4%
139 Raniganj Girls’ College, India 0.08 1 N/A
140 Bharathiar University, India 0.08 1 N/A
140 Sophia College for Women, India 0.08 1 N/A
140 Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS), India 0.08 1 N/A
141 Utkal University, India 0.26 0.07 5 -72.0%
142 Alagappa University, India 0.07 1 N/A
142 Manipur University, India 0.07 1 N/A
143 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), India 0.02 0.06 1 176.6%
144 Ispat General Hospital, India 0.07 0.06 1 -13.8%
144 Capital Hospital, India 0.06 1 N/A
145 Yenepoya University, India 0.06 3 N/A
146 Genome Foundation, India 0.06 1 N/A
146 Fetal Care Research Foundation (FCRF), India 0.06 1 N/A
146 Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), India 0.06 1 N/A
146 Mangalore University, India 0.06 1 N/A
146 Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI), India 0.06 1 N/A
146 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.06 1 N/A
147 Goa University, India 1.00 0.06 2 -94.3%
148 PRIST University, India 0.06 1 N/A
148 Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), India, India 0.06 1 N/A
148 Ctran Consulting Ltd., India 0.06 1 N/A
149 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.05 1 N/A
150 Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited, India 0.05 1 N/A
151 TTP Labtech India Private Limited, India 0.05 1 N/A
151 Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), India 0.05 1 N/A
152 Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), India 0.05 1 N/A
153 Gauhati University, India 1.04 0.05 16 -95.6%
154 Sundaram Medical Foundation (SMF), India 0.05 1 N/A
155 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.04 2 N/A
156 National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), India 0.15 0.04 2 -74.6%
157 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad), India 0.04 1 N/A
157 Mahindra Group, India 0.04 1 N/A
158 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.08 0.04 1 -57.8%
158 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.12 0.04 1 -70.4%
158 Parala Maharaja Engineering College (PMEC), India 0.04 1 N/A
158 Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE), India 0.04 1 N/A
158 BML Munjal University (BMU), India 0.04 1 N/A
158 National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), India 0.04 1 N/A
159 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India 0.04 1 N/A
160 Anna University (AU), India 0.57 0.03 1 -94.3%
160 Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), India 0.33 0.03 1 -90.1%
161 University of Lucknow, India 0.04 0.03 1 -13.8%
162 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 1.58 0.03 2 -98.1%
163 Aravind Eye Care System, India 0.03 0.02 1 -31.7%
164 Cancer Institute (WIA), India 0.02 1 N/A
165 Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), India 0.02 1 N/A
166 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 0.02 4 23.6%
167 HiMedia Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., India 0.02 1 N/A
168 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 1.71 0.02 1 -99.0%
169 Fortis Healthcare Ltd., India 0.02 1 N/A
170 Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU), India 0.02 1 N/A
171 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.01 1 N/A
172 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.01 1 N/A
173 Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), India 0.01 13 N/A
174 Narayana Nethralaya, India 0.01 0.01 1 -21.9%
174 Sankara Nethralaya (SN), India 0.02 0.01 1 -45.9%
175 India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), India 0.03 0.01 1 -73.9%
175 Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), India 0.01 1 N/A
176 LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India 0.01 1 N/A

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