2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 10.68 15.60 29 35.8%
2 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 16.20 13.43 26 -23.0%
3 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 10.80 13.25 30 14.1%
4 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 8.60 7.81 13 -15.6%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 3.85 3.92 6 -5.4%
6 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 2.08 3.91 18 75.2%
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 1.37 3.31 5 125.0%
8 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.68 3.25 8 12.8%
9 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 0.88 3.14 6 233.2%
10 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 0.47 2.46 5 390.5%
11 National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), India 0.86 2.39 5 159.4%
12 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 0.85 2.01 5 118.9%
13 Bose Institute, India 2.09 2.00 3 -11.1%
14 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 0.02 1.71 4 9,428.4%
15 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 0.75 1.67 3 105.9%
16 Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), India 1.58 2 N/A
17 Tata Group, India 0.03 1.26 2 4,482.2%
18 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 0.76 1.24 3 52.1%
19 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 0.61 1.14 2 73.8%
20 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.94 1.07 7 6.0%
21 Kasturba Health Society (KHS), India 1.00 1 N/A
22 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 0.02 1.00 2 5,360.5%
23 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 0.09 0.96 2 886.4%
24 National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India 0.27 0.93 4 218.8%
25 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.84 2 N/A
26 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 1.00 0.82 2 -24.1%
27 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.09 0.74 5 654.4%
28 Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP), India 0.73 2 N/A
29 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 1.47 0.72 8 -54.6%
30 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.05 0.69 3 -39.1%
31 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 1.06 0.67 2 -41.4%
31 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 2.83 0.67 1 -78.1%
32 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.11 0.62 4 422.5%
33 National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NITDGP), India 0.50 1 N/A
33 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 0.50 1 N/A
34 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.50 0.46 5 -14.6%
35 SASTRA University, India 0.10 0.42 3 282.8%
36 India Department of Space (DOS), India 0.42 1 N/A
37 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 0.25 0.39 1 44.6%
38 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.06 0.35 2 420.6%
38 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.14 0.35 2 127.8%
39 University of Lucknow, India 0.03 0.33 1 891.6%
39 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.33 1 N/A
39 Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India 0.33 1 N/A
40 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, India 0.30 1 N/A
41 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.04 0.30 3 668.5%
42 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi), India 0.04 0.28 2 635.9%
42 University of Calcutta (CU), India 0.38 0.28 1 -31.1%
43 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 1.25 0.27 2 -80.2%
43 Y.R.G. CARE, India 0.27 1 N/A
44 Amity University, India 0.30 0.24 2 -24.6%
45 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.22 2 N/A
46 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 0.21 1 N/A
47 West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), India 0.20 1 N/A
48 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.21 0.19 3 -16.0%
49 University of Mysore, India 0.17 1 N/A
49 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 0.25 0.17 1 -38.0%
49 Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), India 0.17 1 N/A
50 Bharath Environment Seva Team (BEST), India 0.16 1 N/A
50 Accion Fraterna Ecology Centre, India 0.16 1 N/A
51 MedGenome Labs Pvt Ltd., India 0.15 1 N/A
52 Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), India 0.64 0.14 1 -79.1%
52 Indian School of Business (ISB), India 0.14 1 N/A
52 Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India 0.14 1 N/A
53 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.14 3 N/A
54 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), India 0.13 1 N/A
54 Centre for Policy Research (CPR), India 0.13 1 N/A
55 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 0.96 0.11 2 -88.9%
56 Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh (GMCH Chandigarh), India 0.11 1 N/A
56 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.11 1 N/A
57 Palmyrah Workers Development Society, India 0.11 1 N/A
58 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.24 0.10 1 -61.0%
58 Bangalore University, India 0.10 1 N/A
59 Ravenshaw University, India 0.09 1 N/A
59 Presidency University, India 0.09 1 N/A
60 Bionivid Technology Pvt Ltd, India 0.08 1 N/A
60 Gujarat University, India 0.08 1 N/A
60 Biocon Limited, India 0.08 1 N/A
61 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India 0.49 0.08 1 -84.5%
62 Tumkur University, India 0.07 1 N/A
62 Adichunchanagiri University (ACU), India 0.07 1 N/A
63 Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SII), India 0.09 0.07 7 -29.1%
64 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (GKV), India 0.06 1 N/A
64 North Orissa University (NOU), India 0.06 1 N/A
65 Pondicherry University, India 0.10 0.06 2 -51.3%
66 Narayana Hrudayalaya Pvt Ltd. (NH), India 0.05 1 N/A
66 Timbaktu Collective, India 0.05 1 N/A
66 Fair Climate Network (FCN), India 0.05 1 N/A
67 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 0.67 0.05 1 -93.0%
68 University of Rajasthan, India 0.05 1 N/A
68 King George's Medical University (KGMU), India 0.05 1 N/A
69 National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), India 0.04 0.04 1 1.3%
69 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.04 1 N/A
69 NITTE University, India 0.04 1 N/A
70 Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd., India 0.04 1 N/A
71 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.27 0.03 1 -88.2%
71 Bhagwan Mahavir Medical Research Centre (BMMRC), India 0.03 1 N/A
72 ESIC Medical College and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (ESI-PGIMSR), India 0.03 1 N/A
72 University of Mumbai, India 0.03 1 N/A
73 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.03 1 N/A
73 SciGenom Labs Pvt. Ltd., India 0.03 1 N/A
74 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 0.03 1 N/A
75 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.04 0.03 1 -36.4%
76 Jamia Hamdard, India 0.02 1 N/A
77 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 3 N/A
78 Mar Ivanios College, India 0.02 1 N/A
78 St. Xavier’s College, India 0.02 1 N/A
79 Foundation for Medical Research Mumbai (FMR), India 0.02 1 N/A
80 Tata Trusts, India 0.02 2 N/A
81 Osmania University, India 0.02 1 N/A
82 Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), India 0.02 1 N/A
83 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.02 1 N/A
84 Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), India 0.01 1 N/A
85 Aganitha Cognitive Solutions Private Limited, India 0.01 1 N/A
86 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.01 1 N/A
87 Suraj Eye Institute, India 0.01 1 N/A
88 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 0.01 1 N/A
89 Mazumdar Shaw Center for Translational Research (MSCTR), India 0.01 1 N/A
90 Sigur Nature Trust, India 0.01 1 N/A
90 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 0.01 1 N/A
91 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.01 0.00 1 -60.3%
92 Bharathiar University, India 0.00 1 N/A
92 Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), India 0.00 1 N/A

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