2020 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 15.60 18.79 37 19.7%
2 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 13.25 18.28 39 37.1%
3 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 7.81 8.13 24 3.5%
4 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 13.43 6.34 22 -53.1%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 3.92 3.60 4 -8.6%
6 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 3.31 3.45 8 3.7%
7 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 3.91 3.31 18 -15.9%
8 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 2.46 2.58 6 4.4%
9 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.67 2.51 5 49.6%
10 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 0.27 2.50 4 833.1%
11 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 2.00 2 N/A
12 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.72 1.99 12 175.8%
13 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 0.67 1.92 3 186.4%
14 Bose Institute, India 2.00 1.87 6 -7.3%
15 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 0.67 1.78 3 165.9%
16 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 0.05 1.34 2 2,562.2%
17 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.74 1.29 6 73.4%
18 National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), India 2.39 1.17 2 -51.5%
19 Amity University, India 0.24 1.00 3 312.4%
20 University of Kashmir, India 1.00 1 N/A
21 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 2.01 0.91 4 -55.2%
22 University of Calcutta (CU), India 0.28 0.90 4 222.7%
23 Wildlife Institute of India, India 0.84 2 N/A
24 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 1.71 0.80 1 -53.4%
25 National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India 0.93 0.77 4 -18.2%
26 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.30 0.64 9 115.5%
27 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 1.07 0.61 3 -43.0%
28 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.04 0.61 3 1,344.9%
29 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 0.60 1 N/A
30 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.10 0.59 4 485.7%
31 National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), India 0.04 0.54 4 1,190.3%
32 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 3.25 0.49 6 -84.9%
33 International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India 0.08 0.48 4 478.6%
34 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.47 2 N/A
35 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), India 0.19 0.46 5 149.2%
36 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.35 0.44 3 26.2%
37 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.33 0.40 1 19.3%
38 Tata Trusts, India 0.02 0.37 7 1,834.2%
39 Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, India 0.36 2 N/A
40 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 0.03 0.33 1 1,093.0%
40 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 0.11 0.33 1 190.7%
41 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 1.24 0.33 3 -73.4%
42 Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), India 1.00 0.32 2 -67.6%
43 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 0.31 2 N/A
44 King George's Medical University (KGMU), India 0.05 0.25 2 455.5%
45 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 0.39 0.25 1 -36.1%
45 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 3.14 0.25 1 -92.1%
45 University of Allahabad, India 0.25 1 N/A
46 Visva-Bharati University, India 0.23 1 N/A
47 India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India 0.23 3 N/A
48 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.46 0.23 2 -50.9%
49 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 0.23 2 N/A
50 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.22 4 N/A
51 Indian School of Business (ISB), India 0.14 0.22 1 54.7%
51 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.14 0.22 1 -80.7%
52 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra), India 0.21 1 N/A
52 VProteomics, India 0.21 1 N/A
53 SRR and CVR Government Degree College (SRR & CVR Vijayawada), India 0.20 1 N/A
54 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.03 0.19 2 456.0%
55 MedGenome Labs Pvt Ltd., India 0.15 0.19 1 27.4%
56 BioCOS Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., India 0.18 1 N/A
57 Foundation for Neglected Disease Research (FNDR), India 0.17 1 N/A
57 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 0.17 1 N/A
57 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), India 0.17 1 N/A
57 Prof. M. Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, India 0.17 1 N/A
57 M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (RMC), India 0.17 1 N/A
58 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.03 0.16 2 430.8%
59 Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP), India 0.73 0.15 4 -79.1%
60 National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases (NJILOMD), India 0.14 1 N/A
60 JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research (JISIASR), India 0.14 2 N/A
61 Center for Public Health Kinetics, India 0.13 1 N/A
62 Kasturba Health Society (KHS), India 1.00 0.13 1 -87.6%
62 Centre for Studies in Ethnobiology, Biodiversity and Sustainability (CEiBa), India 0.13 1 N/A
62 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.13 1 N/A
63 Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India 0.12 3 N/A
64 Central University of Kerala (CUK), India 0.12 3 N/A
65 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 0.50 0.11 1 -77.9%
65 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute (NSCRI), India 0.11 1 N/A
65 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.11 1 N/A
66 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 0.69 0.11 5 -84.4%
67 Panjab University (PU), India 0.11 4 N/A
68 Maharishi Valmiki Hospital, India 0.10 2 N/A
69 B.R. Singh Hospital and Centre for Medical Education and Research, India 0.10 1 N/A
69 Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, India 0.10 1 N/A
69 Genotypic Technology Pvt. Ltd., India 0.10 1 N/A
70 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 0.08 3 N/A
71 Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd., India 0.08 1 N/A
71 St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, India 0.08 1 N/A
72 Operation ASHA, India 0.08 1 N/A
73 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.08 2 N/A
74 Ketkar Hospital, India 0.07 1 N/A
75 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.14 0.07 1 -49.1%
75 SASTRA University, India 0.42 0.07 1 -83.1%
75 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.62 0.07 1 -88.6%
75 Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI), India 0.07 1 N/A
75 JIS University, India 0.07 1 N/A
75 Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University (CBPBU), India 0.07 1 N/A
75 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.07 1 N/A
76 Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), India 0.07 1 N/A
76 Center for Ecology, Development and Research (CEDAR), India 0.07 1 N/A
76 The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India 0.07 1 N/A
76 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), India 0.07 1 N/A
76 Jadavpur University (JU), India 0.07 1 N/A
77 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.06 2 N/A
78 Biocon Limited, India 0.08 0.06 1 -25.4%
78 Central University of Haryana (CUH), India 0.06 1 N/A
79 Gauhati University, India 0.06 2 N/A
80 North Orissa University (NOU), India 0.06 0.06 1 5.3%
80 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 0.96 0.06 1 -93.9%
80 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 0.06 1 N/A
80 Medanta Institute of Kidney and Urology, India 0.06 1 N/A
81 Viravecs Laboratories LLP, India 0.06 1 N/A
81 EcoSystems-India, India 0.06 1 N/A
82 Osmania University, India 0.02 0.05 2 190.2%
83 ID and BG Hospital, India 0.05 1 N/A
83 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.05 1 N/A
84 Bidhannagar College, India 0.05 1 N/A
84 Darjeeling Government College, India 0.05 1 N/A
85 Ramanarain Ruia Autonomous College, India 0.05 1 N/A
86 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.01 0.04 1 256.3%
86 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 0.04 1 N/A
86 Acharya Nagarjuna University, India 0.04 1 N/A
87 National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), India 0.04 1 N/A
88 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 0.04 2 87.8%
89 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.02 0.04 1 152.4%
89 Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (RVSKVV), India 0.04 1 N/A
90 Intonation Research Laboratories, India 0.04 1 N/A
91 Bugworks Research India Pvt. Ltd., India 0.04 1 N/A
91 Gautam Budh Health Care Foundation, India 0.04 1 N/A
92 Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), India 1.58 0.03 1 -97.9%
92 Tezpur University, India 0.03 1 N/A
92 Cisgen Biotech Discoveries, India 0.03 1 N/A
92 Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (GNIPST), India 0.03 1 N/A
92 National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim), India 0.03 1 N/A
93 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.03 0.03 3 21.2%
94 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.03 2 N/A
95 Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Society (TSCS), India 0.03 1 N/A
95 Kamala Hospital and Research Centre, India 0.03 1 N/A
96 Narayana Nethralaya, India 0.03 1 N/A
97 Serum Institute of India Ltd. (SII), India 0.07 0.03 6 -56.5%
98 Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), India 0.14 0.02 1 -83.7%
99 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IIT Bhilai), India 0.02 1 N/A
100 Lok Nayak Hospital Chest Clinic, India 0.02 1 N/A
100 New Delhi Tuberculosis Center, India 0.02 1 N/A
100 Rajan Babu Institute for Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis, India 0.02 1 N/A
100 Safdarjung Hospital, India 0.02 1 N/A

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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.