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 85.02
2 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 46.21 56.83
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 44.82 49.79
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 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 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 32.71 22.85
11 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 23.42 21.14
12 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 16.11 18.24
13 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 11.37 17.12
14 University of Delhi (DU), India 9.9 14.84
15 Jadavpur University (JU), India 10.37 13.37
16 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 13.01 12.89
17 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 16.55 12.64
18 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 10.24 11.52
19 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 9.5 10.36
20 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 6.85 9.61
21 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 3.4 7.75
22 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 2.88 7.53
23 Tezpur University, India 1.74 5.49
24 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 1.53 5.47
25 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 4.66 5.42
26 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.02 5.25
27 University of Calcutta (CU), India 10.46 5.24
28 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 3.42 4.86
29 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 3.42 4.83
30 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 2.28 4.81
31 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.3 4.66
32 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.68 4.22
33 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 3.38 3.75
34 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 6.65 3.65
35 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 2.17 3.51
36 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 5.42 3.48
37 Ajmal College of Arts and Science, India 2 3.33
38 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 2.03 3.33
39 Gauhati University, India 0.04 3.27
40 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 1.5 3.22
41 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 5.38 3.11
42 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 3.28 3.05
43 University of Burdwan, India 1.03 3
44 Panjab University (PU), India 1.62 2.86
45 Amity University, India 0.41 2.44
46 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 1.05 2.3
47 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.79 2.29
48 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.62 2.22
49 School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SAIS), IACS, India 3.72 2.18
50 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.63 2.1
51 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 0.97 2.03
52 Pondicherry University, India 1.82 2.02
53 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 1.93
54 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 0.8 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 1.58
58 Presidency University, India 0.84 1.5
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 0.4 1.4
62 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 0.93 1.38
63 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 1.56 1.35
64 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), India 1.33
64 University of Kashmir, India 1.33
65 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.32 1.32
66 SASTRA University, India 0.42 1.27
67 Indian School of Mines (ISM), India 0.76 1.21
68 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.31 1.2
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 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 1.01
75 University of Madras, India 1 1
75 Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), India 1
75 Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women (HMMCW), India 1
75 Vidyasagar University, India 1
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 0.8
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 0.67
85 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.36 0.67
85 Theoretical Physics Group (TP Group), RRI, India 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 0.6
91 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.1 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 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 0.1 0.5
97 Sister Nibedita Government General Degree College for Girls, India 0.5
97 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.5
97 GLA University, India 0.5
97 Faculty of Science, AcSIR CSIR, India 0.5
98 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 1 0.49
99 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.5 0.44
99 Goa University, India 1.11 0.44
100 Bhupal Nobles' University (BNU), India 0.08 0.42
101 Assam University (AUS), India 0.4
101 Ram Chandra Uniyal Government Post Graduate College, India 0.4
102 National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim), India 0.38
103 Anna University (AU), India 0.1 0.36
103 Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, India 0.36
104 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 1.67 0.35
105 Assam Don Bosco University, India 0.33 0.33
105 Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI), India 1.5 0.33
105 Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology (MIT Muzaffarpur), India 0.33
106 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.33
107 Sri Pratap College (SP College), India 0.31
108 Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa), India 0.06 0.3
109 Bishop Heber College, India 0.29
109 Presidency College Chennai, India 0.29
110 Marwadi University, India 0.27
111 King George's Medical University (KGMU), India 0.05 0.25
112 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur (IISER Berhampur), India 0.25
113 Adamas University, India 0.07 0.25
113 Dibrugarh University, India 0.2 0.25
113 The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), India 0.2 0.25
113 University of Allahabad, India 0.33 0.25
113 Netaji Nagar College for Women, India 1 0.25
113 Loyola College, India 1.25 0.25
113 Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India 0.25
113 Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala RD Institute of Science and Technology (Vel Tech), India 0.25
113 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India 0.25
113 Surendranath College, India 0.25
113 GMR Institute of Technology (GMRIT), India 0.25
114 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.2 0.23
115 Indian School of Business (ISB), India 0.14 0.22
115 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.14 0.22
115 Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (IIITM Gwalior), India 0.22
116 Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology (GCECT), India 0.53 0.2
116 Saurashtra University, India 0.2
116 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.2
116 Government General Degree College Kalna–1, India 0.2
116 Patna University, India 0.2
116 SRR and CVR Government Degree College (SRR & CVR Vijayawada), India 0.2
116 Darjeeling Polytechnic College, India 0.2
116 Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (VBSPU), India 0.2
116 Women's College, Calcutta, India 0.2
117 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.33 0.17
117 Raghunathpur College, India 0.17
117 Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), India 0.17
117 St. Stephen's College, India 0.17
117 St. Anthony’s College, India 0.17
117 Bennett University, India 0.17
117 MVGR College of Engineering, India 0.17
117 M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (RMC), India 0.17
117 MES Abasaheb Garware College, India 0.17
117 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), India 0.17
117 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad), India 0.17
118 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 1.19 0.14
119 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU), India 0.14
119 JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research (JISIASR), India 0.14
120 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 2.22 0.14
121 National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand (NITUK), India 0.13
122 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India 0 0.13
122 Cotton University, India 0.14 0.13
122 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 0.55 0.13
122 Imphal College, India 0.13
122 Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry (VCSG UUHF), India 0.13
122 Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), India 0.13
122 D. M. College of Science, India 0.13
122 Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), India 0.13
123 Central University of Kerala (CUK), India 0.12
124 Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU), India 0.1 0.11
124 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.56 0.11
125 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.05 0.1
125 Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), India 0.1
125 K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCE), India 0.1
125 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), India 0.1
125 Gujarat Vidyapeeth, India 0.1
125 National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW), India 0.1
125 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT), India 0.1
125 Kakatiya University, India 0.1
126 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.05 0.09
127 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 1 0.08
128 St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, India 0.08
128 Kurukshetra University (KUK), India 0.08
128 ICFAI University, Tripura (ICFAI Tripura), India 0.08
129 Central University of Karnataka (CUK), India 0.04 0.07
129 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.14 0.07
129 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.25 0.07
129 Christian Medical College & Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.62 0.07
129 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.07
129 Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University (CBPBU), India 0.07
129 JIS University, India 0.07
129 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (GGU), India 0.07
130 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), India 0.07
131 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.06
132 Central University of Haryana (CUH), India 0.06
132 Central University of South Bihar (CUSB), India 0.06
132 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), India 0.06
132 C.I. College, India 0.06
132 Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), India 0.06
133 North Orissa University (NOU), India 0.06 0.06
134 Osmania University, India 1.22 0.05
135 Bidhannagar College, India 0.05
135 Darjeeling Government College, India 0.05
136 Ramanarain Ruia Autonomous College, India 0.05
137 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 2.01 0.04
137 Acharya Nagarjuna University, India 0.04
138 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, India 0.34 0.04
139 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.02 0.04
139 Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (RVSKVV), India 0.04
140 National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NITDGP), India 1.9 0.04
141 Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (GNIPST), India 0.03
142 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), India 0.63 0.02
143 Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), India 0.03 0.02
144 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 0.95 0.02
145 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 0.02
146 Assam Medical College, India 0.02
147 International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India 0.01
148 Mangalore University, India 0.02 0.01
149 Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, India 0.01
150 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0 0.01
151 Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India 0.14 0.01
152 Khalsa College Amritsar, India 0.01
152 Pachhunga University College (PUC), India 0.01
152 Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College (PSMO), India 0.01
153 Suraj Eye Institute, India 0.01 0.01
154 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), India 0.01
155 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India 0
156 School of Preventive Oncology, India 0
157 Utkal University, India 0
158 Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal (GMC), India 0
159 Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India 0.5 0
160 Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), India 0.01 0
160 Department of Internal and Pulmonary Medicine, SKIMS, India 0
160 A.C.S Medical College and Hospital, India 0
161 National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), ICMR, India 0
162 D.Y. Patil University, India 0
162 Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences Technology (MGUMST), India 0
162 Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH), AHRI, India 0
162 Rajasthan University for Health Sciences (RUHS), India 0
163 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.05 0
163 Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), India 0
164 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.13 0
164 PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PSG IMSR), India 0
164 IIHMR University, India 0
164 Institute of Public Health, Kalyani (IPHK), India 0
165 Government Medical College Bhavnaga, India 0
165 B.J. Medical College, India 0
165 Chirayu Medical College, India 0

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