2019 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 84.53 80.58 241 -10.0%
2 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 64.82 46.21 216 -32.7%
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 47.24 44.82 99 -10.4%
4 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 36.29 40.87 168 6.3%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 34.85 36.92 155 0.0%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 33.07 33.26 64 -5.1%
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 20.40 32.71 46 51.3%
8 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 24.85 26.28 40 -0.2%
9 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 25.53 23.42 34 -13.4%
10 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 23.19 21.00 41 -14.5%
11 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 18.34 20.54 37 5.7%
12 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 19.16 20.51 71 1.0%
13 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 18.05 16.55 27 -13.4%
14 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 14.97 16.11 23 1.6%
15 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 10.02 14.01 19 31.9%
16 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 14.24 11.37 30 -24.6%
17 University of Calcutta (CU), India 11.14 10.46 20 -11.4%
18 Jadavpur University (JU), India 9.62 10.37 15 1.7%
19 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 10.23 10.24 16 -5.5%
20 University of Delhi (DU), India 5.09 9.90 118 83.4%
21 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 6.50 9.50 30 37.9%
22 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 2.03 6.85 21 218.6%
23 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 5.51 6.65 13 13.9%
24 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 3.58 5.42 28 42.9%
25 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 3.31 5.38 21 53.4%
26 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 4.17 4.66 6 5.6%
27 University of Mumbai, India 0.15 3.58 10 2,152.5%
28 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 1.70 3.42 4 89.7%
28 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 4.96 3.42 8 -35.0%
29 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 1.75 3.40 6 83.0%
30 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 4.20 3.38 6 -24.0%
31 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.83 3.28 5 271.9%
32 Visva-Bharati University, India 5.24 3.02 66 -45.6%
33 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 4.89 2.94 5 -43.3%
34 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 3.85 2.88 5 -29.3%
35 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.92 2.62 8 -15.2%
36 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 2.50 2.58 3 -2.5%
37 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 2.75 2.28 6 -21.6%
38 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.41 2.22 22 412.7%
39 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 2.79 2.17 8 -26.7%
40 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 2.03 3 N/A
41 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.53 2.01 3 256.0%
42 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 0.37 2.00 3 414.8%
42 Ajmal College of Arts and Science, India 2.00 2 N/A
43 National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NITDGP), India 1.90 4 N/A
44 Pondicherry University, India 4.02 1.82 5 -57.4%
45 University of Kalyani, India 1.88 1.81 3 -8.7%
46 Tezpur University, India 1.32 1.74 4 23.9%
47 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.67 1.68 8 137.8%
48 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 1.42 1.67 3 11.0%
49 Panjab University (PU), India 1.13 1.62 131 35.0%
50 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 6.30 1.56 5 -76.6%
51 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 0.93 1.53 4 55.6%
52 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 1.00 1.50 2 41.6%
52 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.07 1.50 2 32.7%
53 University of Rajasthan, India 0.20 1.36 19 540.8%
54 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 2.21 1.30 3 -44.7%
55 Loyola College, India 1.25 2 N/A
56 Osmania University, India 1.22 3 N/A
57 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.07 1.19 4 4.9%
58 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.61 1.14 2 -33.0%
59 Goa University, India 0.06 1.11 2 1,728.3%
60 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 1.88 1.05 9 -47.4%
61 University of Burdwan, India 2.64 1.03 2 -63.1%
62 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.33 1.00 1 183.1%
62 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 0.35 1.00 2 169.7%
62 University of Kerala, India 0.79 1.00 1 19.2%
62 University of Madras, India 1.00 1.00 1 -5.6%
62 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 2.28 1.00 2 -58.5%
62 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), India 1.00 1 N/A
62 Netaji Nagar College for Women, India 1.00 1 N/A
62 Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), India 1.00 1 N/A
62 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 1.00 1 N/A
62 National Institute of Technology, Silchar (NIT Silchar), India 1.00 1 N/A
62 Yogi Vemana University (YVU), India 0.17 1.00 1 466.3%
63 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 0.97 4 N/A
64 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 2.46 0.95 4 -63.6%
65 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 0.17 0.93 2 427.7%
66 Presidency University, India 0.55 0.84 4 45.6%
67 Andhra University, India 0.83 1 N/A
68 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 0.67 0.80 2 13.8%
69 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.08 0.76 4 762.0%
70 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.08 0.75 1 749.4%
71 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 2.19 0.68 3 -70.5%
72 National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India 0.20 0.67 1 214.6%
72 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 0.45 0.67 1 39.8%
73 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.84 0.63 2 -29.9%
73 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), India 0.63 3 N/A
74 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.11 0.62 4 430.5%
75 University of Calicut, India 0.60 1 N/A
75 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), India 0.60 1 N/A
76 TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), India 0.59 2 N/A
77 Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences (KITS), India 0.57 1 N/A
78 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.47 0.56 3 11.8%
79 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 0.55 2 N/A
80 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 0.54 3 N/A
81 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.58 0.53 3 -15.1%
82 Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL), India 0.11 0.50 1 324.7%
82 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.11 0.50 1 324.7%
82 Techno India Group (TIG), India 0.25 0.50 1 88.8%
82 Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), India 0.30 0.50 1 57.3%
82 Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India 0.50 1 N/A
83 Vignan University, India 0.71 0.48 2 -37.0%
84 Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati), India 0.46 4 N/A
85 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.50 0.46 2 -13.5%
86 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 1.00 0.46 3 -57.0%
87 SASTRA University, India 0.90 0.42 3 -56.1%
88 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 0.13 0.42 2 214.6%
88 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IIT Bhilai), India 0.42 2 N/A
89 Amity University, India 0.30 0.41 3 29.4%
90 Aliah University, India 0.10 0.40 1 277.5%
90 National Institute of Technology Meghalaya (NIT Meghalaya), India 1.50 0.40 1 -74.8%
91 Ahmedabad University (AU), India 0.58 0.38 1 -39.3%
92 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.38 0.36 2 -9.1%
93 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, India 0.34 42 N/A
94 University of Lucknow, India 0.03 0.33 1 906.7%
94 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.08 0.33 1 277.5%
94 University of Allahabad, India 0.25 0.33 1 25.8%
94 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.30 0.33 1 4.9%
94 Assam Don Bosco University, India 0.33 1 N/A
94 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.33 1 N/A
95 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 1.75 0.32 4 -82.8%
96 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 3.56 0.31 73 -91.7%
97 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 1.00 0.29 2 -73.0%
98 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India 0.04 0.28 2 647.2%
99 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 1.10 0.25 1 -78.5%
99 Lovely Professional University (LPU), India 0.25 1 N/A
99 Graphic Era, India 0.25 1 N/A
99 Carbonatite Research Centre, India 0.25 1 N/A
99 Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidalaya (PDUAM), India 0.25 1 N/A
99 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.25 1 N/A
99 Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology (SDMCET), India 0.25 1 N/A
100 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), India 0.22 1 N/A
101 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.22 2 N/A
102 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.17 0.20 1 13.3%
102 Dibrugarh University, India 0.36 0.20 1 -47.1%
102 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology (RKGIT), India 0.58 0.20 1 -67.6%
102 The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), India 0.20 1 N/A
102 West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), India 0.20 1 N/A
102 CMS College Kottayam, India 0.20 1 N/A
102 Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, India 0.20 1 N/A
103 Department of Industrial Chemistry / Chemistry, VSKU, India 0.19 1 N/A
104 University of Jammu, India 0.31 0.18 19 -45.2%
105 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 1.78 0.18 2 -90.7%
106 University of Mysore, India 0.17 1 N/A
106 Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), India 0.05 0.17 1 214.6%
106 Government Zirtiri Residential Science College (GZRSC), India 0.17 1 N/A
106 Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (ANITS), India 0.17 1 N/A
106 Jatragachi Pranabananda High School, India 0.17 1 N/A
107 Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), India 0.14 0.14 1 -5.6%
107 Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), India 0.14 1 N/A
107 Muthayammal College of Arts and Science (MCAS), India 0.14 1 N/A
107 Government Girls' General Degree College (GGGDC), Ekbalpur, India 0.14 1 N/A
107 Indian School of Business (ISB), India 0.14 1 N/A
107 Cotton University, India 0.14 1 N/A
107 Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India 0.14 1 N/A
107 Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (IIT Jammu), India 0.14 1 N/A
108 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.14 3 N/A
109 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 0.03 0.13 1 297.3%
109 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.06 0.13 1 100.6%
109 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), India 0.13 1 N/A
110 Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh (GMCH Chandigarh), India 0.11 1 N/A
111 Anna University (AU), India 0.03 0.10 1 183.1%
111 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.64 0.10 1 -85.2%
111 Bangalore University, India 1.00 0.10 1 -90.6%
111 Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), India 0.10 1 N/A
111 St. Joseph's College (Darjeeling), India 0.10 1 N/A
111 Kazi Nazrul University, India 0.10 1 N/A
111 Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, India 0.10 1 N/A
111 Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), India 0.10 1 N/A
111 National Institute of Technology Puducherry (NITPY), India 0.10 1 N/A
111 Magadh University, India 0.10 1 N/A
112 Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), India 0.10 1 N/A
113 Ravenshaw University, India 0.09 1 N/A
114 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India 0.25 0.08 1 -68.5%
114 Bhupal Nobles' University (BNU), India 0.08 1 N/A
114 National Institute of Technology Agartala (NITA), India 0.08 1 N/A
114 Gujarat University, India 0.08 1 N/A
115 Adamas University, India 0.07 2 N/A
116 Tumkur University, India 0.07 1 N/A
116 Adichunchanagiri University (ACU), India 0.07 1 N/A
117 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (GKV), India 0.75 0.06 1 -93.0%
117 North Orissa University (NOU), India 0.06 1 N/A
117 Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa), India 0.06 1 N/A
118 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 0.05 8 120.2%
119 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.04 0.05 1 20.1%
119 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.13 0.05 1 -65.7%
119 King George's Medical University (KGMU), India 0.05 1 N/A
120 Gauhati University, India 0.05 0.04 15 -9.4%
121 Parala Maharaja Engineering College (PMEC), India 0.04 0.04 1 10.1%
121 Central University of Karnataka (CUK), India 0.04 1 N/A
121 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.04 1 N/A
121 NITTE University, India 0.04 1 N/A
122 Christ University, India 0.04 1 N/A
123 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.27 0.03 1 -88.1%
124 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, India 0.03 1 N/A
124 Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), India 0.03 1 N/A
125 ESIC Medical College and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (ESI-PGIMSR), India 0.03 1 N/A
126 Jamia Hamdard, India 0.02 1 N/A
127 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.04 0.02 1 -48.8%
128 Mangalore University, India 0.06 0.02 1 -65.9%
129 Mar Ivanios College, India 0.02 1 N/A
129 St. Xavier’s College, India 0.02 1 N/A
130 Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), India 0.02 1 N/A
131 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.25 0.02 1 -94.3%
132 Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), India 0.01 1 N/A
133 Suraj Eye Institute, India 0.01 1 N/A
134 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.01 0.00 1 -59.6%
135 Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), India 0.01 0.00 5 -60.6%
136 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.25 0.00 1 -98.3%
137 Bharathiar University, India 0.08 0.00 1 -96.7%

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