2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 14.71 16.20 29 8.0%
2 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 13.16 10.80 31 -19.6%
3 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 11.49 10.68 18 -8.9%
4 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 4.65 8.60 22 81.4%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 2.00 3.85 6 88.5%
6 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 4.74 2.83 4 -41.7%
7 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.00 2.68 6 31.3%
8 Bose Institute, India 5.62 2.09 3 -63.5%
9 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 1.11 2.08 12 83.6%
10 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.17 2.06 4 1,112.3%
11 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 1.85 3 N/A
12 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 2.09 1.47 10 -31.2%
13 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 0.26 1.37 9 415.8%
14 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 1.98 1.25 3 -38.1%
15 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 0.17 1.06 3 498.6%
16 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 0.03 1.05 7 3,985.7%
17 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 0.75 1.00 1 30.6%
17 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.00 1 N/A
17 Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, India 1.00 1 N/A
18 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 0.96 4 N/A
19 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 1.46 0.94 7 -37.2%
20 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 2.09 0.88 2 -59.0%
21 National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), India 0.86 1 N/A
22 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 0.19 0.85 6 344.8%
23 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 1.24 0.76 2 -40.1%
24 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.10 0.75 3 -33.0%
25 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 0.73 1 N/A
26 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 0.05 0.67 1 1,140.9%
27 Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), India 0.64 3 N/A
28 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 0.03 0.61 1 1,815.8%
29 India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India 0.60 1 N/A
30 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.50 4 N/A
31 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.04 0.50 1 1,075.6%
32 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India 0.29 0.49 2 67.1%
33 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 1.49 0.47 5 -69.3%
34 University of Calcutta (CU), India 1.85 0.38 1 -80.1%
35 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 1.37 0.30 1 -78.5%
35 Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), India 0.30 1 N/A
36 Amity University, India 0.30 4 N/A
37 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.27 1 N/A
38 National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India 0.50 0.27 2 -46.7%
39 University of Allahabad, India 0.05 0.25 1 414.3%
39 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 0.06 0.25 1 291.9%
39 Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH), India 0.25 1 N/A
39 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.25 1 N/A
39 Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), India 0.25 1 N/A
39 Maratha Mandal's Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre (MMNGH), India 0.25 1 N/A
39 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 0.25 1 N/A
40 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.11 0.24 2 116.1%
41 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.05 0.21 3 271.8%
42 Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital, India 0.20 1 N/A
43 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.18 2 N/A
44 Ashoka University, India 0.17 1 N/A
45 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), India 0.68 0.17 3 -76.2%
46 Jadavpur University (JU), India 0.14 1 N/A
46 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 0.14 1 N/A
46 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.14 1 N/A
47 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.02 0.14 2 757.2%
48 University of Kerala, India 0.13 1 N/A
48 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute (NSCRI), India 0.13 1 N/A
48 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.13 1 N/A
49 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.08 0.11 1 35.6%
49 Rani Channamma University, India 0.11 1 N/A
49 The Madras Medical Mission (MMM), India 0.11 1 N/A
50 Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), India 0.11 1 N/A
51 Pondicherry University, India 0.04 0.10 2 154.1%
52 SASTRA University, India 0.12 0.10 2 -18.1%
53 Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF), India 0.04 0.10 1 174.3%
53 Bansal Hospital (BH), India 0.10 1 N/A
53 Navodaya Cancer Hospital (NCH), India 0.10 1 N/A
54 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.24 0.09 1 -62.1%
54 Command Hospital Chandimandir, India 0.09 1 N/A
54 Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), India 0.09 1 N/A
54 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 0.09 1 N/A
55 Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SII), India 0.08 0.09 8 4.3%
56 Strand Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., India 0.08 1 N/A
56 Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), India 0.08 1 N/A
56 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.08 1 N/A
56 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.08 1 N/A
57 Sophia College for Women, India 0.08 1 N/A
57 Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (LUVAS), India 0.08 1 N/A
58 Visva-Bharati University, India 0.07 2 N/A
59 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), India 0.02 0.06 1 174.9%
60 Ispat General Hospital, India 0.07 0.06 1 -14.3%
60 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.17 0.06 1 -63.3%
60 Capital Hospital, India 0.06 1 N/A
60 Utkal University, India 0.06 1 N/A
61 Yenepoya University, India 0.06 3 N/A
62 Genome Foundation, India 0.06 1 N/A
62 Fetal Care Research Foundation (FCRF), India 0.06 1 N/A
62 Centre for Human Genetics (CHG), India 0.06 1 N/A
62 Mangalore University, India 0.06 1 N/A
62 Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI), India 0.06 1 N/A
62 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.06 1 N/A
63 Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), India, India 0.06 1 N/A
64 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.05 1 N/A
65 Aurigene Discovery Technologies Limited, India 0.05 1 N/A
66 TTP Labtech India Private Limited, India 0.05 1 N/A
66 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 0.05 1 N/A
67 Sundaram Medical Foundation (SMF), India 0.05 1 N/A
68 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.18 0.04 1 -78.9%
69 National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), India 0.15 0.04 2 -74.7%
70 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.08 0.04 1 -58.0%
70 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.04 1 N/A
70 National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), India 0.04 1 N/A
71 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India 0.04 1 N/A
72 Anna University (AU), India 0.16 0.03 1 -79.1%
73 University of Lucknow, India 0.04 0.03 1 -14.3%
74 Tata Group, India 0.15 0.03 1 -83.7%
75 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 0.03 1 N/A
76 Aravind Eye Care System, India 0.03 0.02 1 -32.1%
77 Cancer Institute (WIA), India 0.02 1 N/A
78 Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), India 0.02 1 N/A
79 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 1.71 0.02 1 -99.0%
80 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 1.41 0.02 1 -98.8%
81 Fortis Healthcare Ltd., India 0.02 1 N/A
82 Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU), India 0.02 1 N/A
83 Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India 0.01 1 N/A
83 Goa University, India 0.01 1 N/A
84 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.01 1 N/A
85 Narayana Nethralaya, India 0.01 0.01 1 -22.4%
85 Sankara Nethralaya (SN), India 0.02 0.01 1 -46.3%
86 D.Y. Patil University, India 0.01 1 N/A
87 LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India 0.01 1 N/A

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