2019 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - 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 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 48.54 35.92 191 -30.0%
2 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 34.71 30.31 154 -17.4%
3 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 9.59 13.55 24 33.7%
4 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 9.76 12.53 46 21.4%
5 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 11.10 9.42 131 -19.7%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 9.26 9.38 19 -4.1%
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 6.39 8.83 115 30.7%
8 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 9.68 7.96 10 -22.3%
9 Jadavpur University (JU), India 4.70 5.78 9 16.4%
10 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 5.15 5.39 13 -1.0%
11 University of Calcutta (CU), India 3.92 5.08 9 22.5%
12 University of Delhi (DU), India 4.12 5.05 107 15.8%
13 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 3.33 4.97 24 41.2%
14 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 5.36 4.90 8 -13.7%
15 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 6.03 4.24 6 -33.6%
16 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.83 3.76 23 93.8%
17 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 4.03 3.56 18 -16.3%
18 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 2.55 3.27 8 21.3%
19 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.75 3.20 4 303.4%
20 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 5.68 3.19 21 -47.0%
21 University of Mumbai, India 3.08 7 N/A
22 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 1.96 2.34 5 12.9%
23 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 1.36 2.31 13 60.7%
24 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 2.16 2.21 4 -3.2%
25 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 2.79 2.17 8 -26.5%
26 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 0.37 2.00 3 415.8%
26 Ajmal College of Arts and Science, India 2.00 2 N/A
27 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 1.35 1.99 7 39.4%
28 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.68 1.97 11 173.6%
29 Panjab University (PU), India 0.92 1.61 130 65.9%
30 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.07 1.50 2 33.0%
31 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 1.88 1.47 2 -26.0%
32 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.41 1.37 20 218.1%
33 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 2.00 1.33 2 -37.0%
34 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 0.75 1.28 5 61.8%
35 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 1.25 3 N/A
36 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 7.31 1.19 4 -84.6%
37 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.20 1.00 1 372.8%
37 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.33 1.00 1 183.7%
37 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.75 1.00 1 25.3%
37 University of Kalyani, India 1.25 1.00 1 -24.4%
37 Netaji Nagar College for Women, India 1.00 1 N/A
37 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 1.00 1 N/A
37 Goa University, India 1.00 1 N/A
38 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 1.25 0.83 2 -37.0%
38 Andhra University, India 0.83 1 N/A
39 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 0.25 0.80 2 202.6%
40 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 2.20 0.80 2 -65.8%
41 Presidency University, India 0.50 0.75 3 42.6%
42 Barasat Government College (BGC), India 0.08 0.75 1 751.0%
43 National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India 0.67 1 N/A
43 Sardar Patel University (SPU), India 0.67 1 N/A
44 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.34 0.63 2 73.4%
45 University of Calicut, India 0.60 1 N/A
46 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 1.00 0.55 1 -48.0%
47 Tezpur University, India 0.54 2 N/A
48 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.58 0.53 3 -14.9%
49 Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP), India 0.30 0.50 1 57.6%
49 Techno India Group (TIG), India 0.50 1 N/A
49 Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India 0.50 1 N/A
50 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.50 3 N/A
51 Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati), India 0.46 4 N/A
52 West Bengal State University (WBSU), India 0.50 0.46 2 -13.3%
53 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.08 0.33 1 278.2%
53 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.42 0.33 1 -24.4%
53 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 2.13 0.33 1 -85.2%
53 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 0.33 1 N/A
53 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IIT Bhilai), India 0.33 1 N/A
53 Assam Don Bosco University, India 0.33 1 N/A
53 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.33 1 N/A
54 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 1.09 0.31 72 -72.8%
55 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.90 0.25 1 -73.7%
55 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.43 0.25 1 -83.5%
55 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India 0.25 1 N/A
55 Lovely Professional University (LPU), India 0.25 1 N/A
55 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 0.25 1 N/A
55 Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adarsha Mahavidalaya (PDUAM), India 0.25 1 N/A
56 University of Rajasthan, India 0.03 0.23 16 550.0%
57 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), India 0.22 1 N/A
58 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.17 0.20 1 13.5%
58 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology (RKGIT), India 0.58 0.20 1 -67.6%
58 University of Burdwan, India 2.50 0.20 1 -92.4%
58 CMS College Kottayam, India 0.20 1 N/A
58 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 0.20 1 N/A
58 Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, India 0.20 1 N/A
59 University of Jammu, India 0.31 0.18 19 -45.1%
60 Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India 1.78 0.18 2 -90.7%
61 Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (ANITS), India 0.17 1 N/A
61 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.17 2 N/A
62 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 1.40 0.14 1 -90.3%
62 Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), India 0.14 1 N/A
62 Government Girls' General Degree College (GGGDC), Ekbalpur, India 0.14 1 N/A
63 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 0.03 0.13 1 298.0%
63 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), India 0.13 1 N/A
64 St. Joseph's College (Darjeeling), India 0.10 1 N/A
64 Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), India 0.10 1 N/A
65 Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), India 0.10 1 N/A
66 Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India 0.08 1 N/A
67 Adamas University, India 0.07 2 N/A
68 Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa), India 0.06 1 N/A
69 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.05 1 N/A
70 Gauhati University, India 0.05 0.04 15 -9.2%
71 Central University of Karnataka (CUK), India 0.04 1 N/A
72 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, India 0.04 40 N/A
73 Christ University, India 0.04 1 N/A
74 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, India 0.03 1 N/A
75 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 0.03 1 N/A
76 Visva-Bharati University, India 2.27 0.03 60 -98.9%
77 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 0.03 5 21.0%
78 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 0.02 2 N/A
79 Matrivani Institute of Experimental Research and Education, India 0.04 0.02 1 -48.7%
80 Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), India 0.01 0.00 5 -60.5%
81 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.00 1 N/A

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