2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 37.27 40.87
2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 25.58 34.91
3 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 30.43 27.64
4 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 13.65 24.36
5 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 17.8 22.98
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 16.43 17.05
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 29.28 16.81
8 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 23.7 15.8
9 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 15.58 15.7
10 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 20.82 13.99
11 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 9.11 13.62
12 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 10.55 10.58
13 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 8.25 9.96
14 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 3.83 8.87
15 University of Delhi (DU), India 4 8.7
16 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 8.84 8.07
17 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 4.53 7.46
18 Jadavpur University (JU), India 4.59 6.05
19 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 2.4 5.55
20 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 4.61 5.48
21 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 3.78 4.88
22 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 3.42 4.83
23 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 1.83 3.86
24 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 1.05 3.66
25 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 1 3.6
26 Visva-Bharati University, India 2.99 3
27 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 2.03 2.92
28 Tezpur University, India 1.2 2.79
29 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 3.25 2.53
30 Gauhati University, India 2.53
31 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 1 2.44
32 University of Calcutta (CU), India 5.1 2.38
33 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 1.19 2.18
34 School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Sciences (SAIS), IACS, India 3.67 2.18
35 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 0.95 2
36 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 1.93
37 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.03 1.88
38 Panjab University (PU), India 1.88
39 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, India 0.8 1.75
40 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.65 1.44
41 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 2.58 1.42
42 Aliah University, India 0.4 1.4
42 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 2.89 1.4
43 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 2.05 1.38
44 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.13 1.29
45 SASTRA University, India 1.27
46 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 0.52 1.25
47 Pondicherry University, India 1.7 1.14
48 University of Madras, India 1 1
48 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 1
49 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.67 0.9
50 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 0.73 0.83
51 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), India 0.8
52 Jain University (JU), India 0.74
53 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.25 0.67
54 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.25 0.65
54 Amity University, India 0.17 0.65
55 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IIT Bhilai), India 0.08 0.63
56 B. Borooah College, India 0.6
57 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 1.15 0.59
58 Bharathiar University, India 0.57
59 Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), India 0.1 0.5
59 University of Kalyani, India 0.71 0.5
59 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 1 0.5
59 Faculty of Science, AcSIR CSIR, India 0.5
59 Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR), India 0.5
60 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.49
61 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 1.47 0.47
62 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.44
62 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), India 0.44
63 Bhupal Nobles' University (BNU), India 0.08 0.42
64 Ram Chandra Uniyal Government Post Graduate College, India 0.4
64 Central University of Jammu, India 0.4
65 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.08 0.39
66 University of Jammu, India 0.38
67 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 1.15 0.37
68 Anna University (AU), India 0.1 0.36
69 National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim), India 0.35
70 Goa University, India 0.11 0.33
70 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.2 0.33
70 University of Kashmir, India 0.33
70 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), India 0.33
71 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.31
72 Presidency College Chennai, India 0.29
72 Bishop Heber College, India 0.29
73 Marwadi University, India 0.27
74 Adamas University, India 0.03 0.25
74 The LNM Institute of Information Technology (LNMIIT), India 0.2 0.25
74 Loyola College, India 1.25 0.25
74 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra), India 0.25
74 Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala RD Institute of Science and Technology (Vel Tech), India 0.25
75 University of North Bengal (NBU), India 0.22
75 Atal Bihari Vajpayee-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (IIITM Gwalior), India 0.22
76 Indian School of Mines (ISM), India 0.4 0.21
77 Saurashtra University, India 0.2
77 Patna University, India 0.2
77 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.2
77 Women's College, Calcutta, India 0.2
77 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.2
77 Darjeeling Polytechnic College, India 0.2
77 Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University (VBSPU), India 0.2
77 Government General Degree College Kalna–1, India 0.2
78 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), India 0.17
78 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTU Hyderabad), India 0.17
78 Raghunathpur College, India 0.17
78 Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India 0.17
78 MES Abasaheb Garware College, India 0.17
79 Sri Pratap College (SP College), India 0.14
79 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU), India 0.14
80 National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand (NITUK), India 0.13
81 Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India 0.13
81 Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), India 0.13
82 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 0.75 0.11
83 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), India 0.05 0.1
83 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 1.24 0.1
83 Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), India 0.1
83 Kakatiya University, India 0.1
83 Gujarat Vidyapeeth, India 0.1
83 National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW), India 0.1
84 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.09
85 Kurukshetra University (KUK), India 0.08
85 ICFAI University, Tripura (ICFAI Tripura), India 0.08
86 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.25 0.07
86 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.07
86 Central University of Karnataka (CUK), India 0.07
86 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.07
87 C.I. College, India 0.06
87 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.06
87 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), India 0.06
88 Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa), India 0.06 0.05

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