2020 tables: Institutions - academic

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The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

2019 Institution Share 2018 Share 2019
1 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 80.58 84.82
2 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 46.21 56.83
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 44.82 50.41
4 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 40.87 42.62
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 20.54 35.88
6 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 21.00 34.48
7 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 33.26 30.44
8 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 36.92 25.53
9 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 26.28 23.76
10 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 20.51 23.08
11 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 32.71 22.85
12 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 23.42 21.14
13 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 16.11 18.24
14 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 11.37 17.12
15 University of Delhi (DU), India 9.90 14.84
16 Jadavpur University (JU), India 10.37 13.37
17 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 14.01 12.89
18 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 16.55 12.64
19 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 10.24 11.52
20 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 9.50 10.36
21 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 6.85 9.61
22 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 3.40 7.75
23 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 2.88 7.53
24 Tezpur University, India 1.74 5.49
25 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 1.53 5.47
26 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 4.66 5.42
27 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.02 5.25
28 University of Calcutta (CU), India 10.46 5.24
29 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 3.42 4.86
30 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 3.42 4.83
31 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 2.28 4.81
32 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.30 4.66
33 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.68 4.22
34 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 3.38 3.75
35 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 6.65 3.65
36 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 2.17 3.51
37 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 5.42 3.48
38 Ajmal College of Arts and Science, India 2.00 3.33
39 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 2.03 3.33
40 Gauhati University, India 0.04 3.27
41 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 1.50 3.22
42 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 5.38 3.11
43 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 3.28 3.05
44 University of Burdwan, India 1.03 3.00
45 Panjab University (PU), India 1.62 2.86
46 Amity University, India 0.41 2.44
47 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 1.05 2.30
48 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.62 2.22
49 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.63 2.10
50 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 0.97 2.03
51 Pondicherry University, India 1.82 2.02
52 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 1.93
53 Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati), India 0.46 1.88
54 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 0.80 1.75
55 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 0.54 1.71
56 Government General Degree College, India 1.67
57 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 2.00 1.58
58 Presidency University, India 0.84 1.50
59 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 2.94 1.47
60 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 2.58 1.42
61 Aliah University, India 0.40 1.40
62 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 0.93 1.38
63 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 1.56 1.35
64 University of Kashmir, India 1.33
64 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), India 1.33
65 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.32 1.32
66 SASTRA University, India 0.42 1.27
67 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.76 1.21
68 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.31 1.20
69 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.03 1.19
70 TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), India 0.59 1.13
71 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 1.00 1.11
72 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 0.13 1.09
73 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.04 1.05
74 Indian Institute of Advanced Research (IIAR), India 0.00 1.01
75 University of Madras, India 1.00 1.00
75 Vidyasagar University, India 1.00
75 Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women (HMMCW), India 1.00
75 Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), India 1.00
76 Christ University, India 0.04 0.99
77 Kumaun University, India 0.88
78 University of Kalyani, India 1.81 0.83
78 University of Mumbai, India 3.58 0.83
78 CMR University (CMRU), India 0.83
79 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), India 0.22 0.80
80 Ashoka University, India 0.77
81 Jain University (JU), India 0.74
82 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 1.68 0.72
83 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra), India 0.71
84 Bharathiar University, India 0.00 0.67
85 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.36 0.67
86 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.25 0.65
87 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IIT Bhilai), India 0.42 0.63
88 Manipur University, India 0.63
89 University of Rajasthan, India 1.36 0.61
90 B. Borooah College, India 0.60
91 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.10 0.59
92 University of Jammu, India 0.18 0.57
93 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.33 0.56
94 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 1.00 0.53
95 Central University of Jammu, India 0.53
96 Andhra University, India 0.83 0.52
97 Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), India 0.10 0.50
97 GLA University, India 0.50
97 Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls, India 0.50
97 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.50
98 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 1.00 0.49
99 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.50 0.44
99 Goa University, India 1.11 0.44
100 Bhupal Nobles' University (BNU), India 0.08 0.42
101 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.33 0.41
102 Ram Chandra Uniyal Government Post Graduate College, India 0.40
102 Assam University (AUS), India 0.40
103 National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim), India 0.38
104 Anna University (AU), India 0.10 0.36
104 Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, India 0.36
105 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 1.67 0.35
106 Assam Don Bosco University, India 0.33 0.33
106 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.50 0.33
106 Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology (MIT Muzaffarpur), India 0.33
107 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.33
108 Sri Pratap College (SP College), India 0.31
109 Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa), India 0.06 0.30
110 Presidency College Chennai, India 0.29
110 Bishop Heber College, India 0.29
111 Marwadi University, India 0.27
112 King George's Medical University (KGMU), India 0.05 0.25
113 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur (IISER Berhampur), India 0.25
114 Adamas University, India 0.07 0.25
114 The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), India 0.20 0.25
114 Dibrugarh University, India 0.20 0.25
114 University of Allahabad, India 0.33 0.25
114 Netaji Nagar College for Women, India 1.00 0.25
114 Loyola College, India 1.25 0.25
114 GMR Institute of Technology (GMRIT), India 0.25
114 Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India 0.25
114 Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala RD Institute of Science and Technology (Vel Tech), India 0.25
114 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India 0.25
114 Surendranath College, India 0.25
115 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.20 0.23
116 Indian School of Business (ISB), India 0.14 0.22
116 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.14 0.22
116 Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (IIITM Gwalior), India 0.22
117 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.53 0.20
117 Patna University, India 0.20
117 Saurashtra University, India 0.20
117 SRR and CVR Government Degree College (SRR & CVR Vijayawada), India 0.20
117 Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (VBSPU), India 0.20
117 Darjeeling Polytechnic College, India 0.20
117 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.20
117 Women's College, Calcutta, India 0.20
117 Government General Degree College Kalna–1, India 0.20
118 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.33 0.17
118 MES Abasaheb Garware College, India 0.17
118 MVGR College of Engineering, India 0.17
118 Raghunathpur College, India 0.17
118 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), India 0.17
118 Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), India 0.17
118 M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (RMC), India 0.17
118 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad), India 0.17
118 St. Anthony’s College, India 0.17
118 Bennett University, India 0.17
118 St. Stephen's College, India 0.17
119 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.19 0.14
120 JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research (JISIASR), India 0.14
120 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU), India 0.14
121 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 2.22 0.14
122 National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand (NITUK), India 0.13
123 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0.00 0.13
123 Cotton University, India 0.14 0.13
123 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 0.55 0.13
123 D. M. College of Science, India 0.13
123 Imphal College, India 0.13
123 Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), India 0.13
123 Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), India 0.13
123 Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry (VCSG UUHF), India 0.13
124 Central University of Kerala (CUK), India 0.12
125 Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), India 0.10 0.11
125 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.56 0.11
126 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.05 0.10
126 Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), India 0.10
126 Gujarat Vidyapeeth, India 0.10
126 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), India 0.10
126 National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW), India 0.10
126 K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE), India 0.10
126 Kakatiya University, India 0.10
126 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT), India 0.10
127 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.05 0.09
128 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 1.00 0.08
129 ICFAI University, Tripura (ICFAI Tripura), India 0.08
129 Kurukshetra University (KUK), India 0.08
129 St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, India 0.08
130 Central University of Karnataka (CUK), India 0.04 0.07
130 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.14 0.07
130 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.25 0.07
130 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.62 0.07
130 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.07
130 JIS University, India 0.07
130 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (GGU), India 0.07
130 Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University (CBPBU), India 0.07
131 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), India 0.07
132 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.06
133 Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), India 0.06
133 C.I. College, India 0.06
133 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), India 0.06
133 Central University of Haryana (CUH), India 0.06
133 Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), India 0.06
134 North Orissa University (NOU), India 0.06 0.06
135 Osmania University, India 1.22 0.05
136 Bidhannagar College, India 0.05
136 Darjeeling Government College, India 0.05
137 Ramanarain Ruia Autonomous College, India 0.05
138 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 2.01 0.04
138 Acharya Nagarjuna University, India 0.04
139 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, India 0.34 0.04
140 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.02 0.04
140 Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (RVSKVV), India 0.04
141 National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NITDGP), India 1.90 0.04
142 Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (GNIPST), India 0.03
143 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), India 0.63 0.02
144 Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), India 0.03 0.02
145 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 0.95 0.02
146 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 0.02
147 Assam Medical College, India 0.02
148 International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India 0.01
149 Mangalore University, India 0.02 0.01
150 Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, India 0.01
151 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.00 0.01
152 Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India 0.14 0.01
153 Khalsa College Amritsar, India 0.01
153 Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College (PSMO), India 0.01
153 Pachhunga University College (PUC), India 0.01
154 Suraj Eye Institute, India 0.01 0.01
155 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), India 0.01
156 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India 0.00
157 School of Preventive Oncology, India 0.00
158 Utkal University, India 0.00
159 Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal (GMC), India 0.00
160 Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India 0.50 0.00
161 Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), India 0.01 0.00
161 A.C.S Medical College and Hospital, India 0.00
162 D.Y. Patil University, India 0.00
162 Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH), AHRI, India 0.00
162 Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences Technology (MGUMST), India 0.00
162 Rajasthan University for Health Sciences (RUHS), India 0.00
163 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.05 0.00
163 Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), India 0.00
164 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.22 0.00
164 IIHMR University, India 0.00
165 Government Medical College Bhavnaga, India 0.00
165 Chirayu Medical College, India 0.00
165 B.J. Medical College, India 0.00

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