2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

Table criteria

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

2018 Institution Share 2017 Share 2018
1 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 4.08 5.03
2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 1.34 3.71
3 India Department of Space (DOS), India 7.13 3.52
4 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 1.33 3.50
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 1.93 3.49
6 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 0.50 3.39
7 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 2.92 2.72
8 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 6.01 2.63
9 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 2.44 1.65
10 The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India 1.46
11 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 1.33
12 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 1.11 1.08
13 National Institute of Technology, Silchar (NIT Silchar), India 1.00
14 Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), India 1.27 0.67
15 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), India 0.60
16 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 1.95 0.56
17 Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), India 1.25 0.50
17 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.50
18 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.50
19 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.43
20 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 0.43
21 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 0.13 0.40
22 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.36
23 University of Allahabad, India 0.33
23 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 0.33
23 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 0.33
24 National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), India 0.33 0.28
25 Graphic Era, India 0.25
25 India Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MOWR), India 0.25
25 Carbonatite Research Centre, India 0.25
25 University of Mumbai, India 0.25
25 Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology (SDMCET), India 0.25
26 Osmania University, India 0.20
26 National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), India 0.20
27 Government Zirtiri Residential Science College (GZRSC), India 0.17
27 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 0.17
28 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 0.16
29 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 0.06 0.16
30 Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), India 0.14
30 Cotton University, India 0.14
31 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.14
32 Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India 0.10
32 University of Kalyani, India 0.10
33 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 1.13 0.09
33 Tata Trusts, India 0.09
34 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 0.08
35 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 1.79 0.06
36 Pondicherry University, India 0.06
37 Tata Group, India 0.06
38 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 0.06
39 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.00 0.05
40 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.04
41 Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), India 0.03
41 UrbanEmissions.info, India 0.03
42 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 0.07 0.03
43 Mangalore University, India 0.02
44 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02

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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.