2021 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 4.61 6.93 10 45.3%
2 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 5.05 4.89 13 -6.5%
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 3.07 4.53 9 42.4%
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 1.63 2.50 6 48.5%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.17 2.07 4 1,101.8%
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 0.85 1.87 4 113.0%
7 Cotton University, India 0.13 1.45 3 1,021.6%
8 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), India 0.04 1.11 2 2,371.0%
9 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 0.78 1.06 4 31.6%
10 Jadavpur University (JU), India 1.52 1.00 2 -36.2%
11 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.75 1 N/A
12 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.61 2 N/A
13 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.75 0.61 2 -21.3%
14 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 2.68 0.55 4 -80.0%
15 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 0.54 3 N/A
16 Pondicherry University, India 0.00 0.50 1 21,365.8%
16 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.50 1 N/A
17 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 0.47 2 N/A
18 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 1.38 0.40 4 -72.1%
19 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.81 0.35 2 -58.3%
20 TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS), India 1.13 0.33 1 -71.4%
20 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.33 1 N/A
20 Carbonatite Research Centre, India 0.33 1 N/A
21 Presidency University, India 0.25 1 N/A
22 Tripura University, India 0.23 2 N/A
23 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.17 0.22 1 28.9%
23 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 1.07 0.22 1 -79.9%
24 Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), India 0.20 1 N/A
24 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.20 1 N/A
25 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU), India 0.14 0.17 1 12.8%
25 Panjab University (PU), India 0.17 1 N/A
26 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 0.03 0.14 1 355.8%
26 Soniya Education Trust's College of Pharmacy, India 0.14 1 N/A
27 Kumaun University, India 0.13 1 N/A
27 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 0.13 1 N/A
28 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 0.09 1 N/A
29 Annamalai University, India 0.08 1 N/A
29 Sir Parashurambhau College, India 0.08 1 N/A
29 University of Kalyani, India 0.08 1 N/A
30 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 0.08 1 N/A
31 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.62 0.07 1 -95.7%
32 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 0.04 0.06 1 45.0%
33 Mangalore University, India 0.01 0.06 1 308.3%
34 KL Deemed to be University (KL University), India 0.04 1 N/A
35 Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India 0.00 0.02 1 794.4%
35 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 0.00 0.02 1 794.4%
36 Sri Ramachandra University (SRU), India 0.02 0.02 2 -17.8%
37 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), India 0.07 0.01 1 -81.4%

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.