2021 tables: Institutions - life 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 Science (IISc), India 18.79 10.58 22 -48.3%
2 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 0.80 3.58 10 310.6%
3 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 3.60 3.22 4 -17.8%
4 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.47 3.00 4 490.6%
5 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 3.45 2.69 6 -28.5%
6 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 2.00 2.64 4 21.2%
7 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 1.99 2.58 16 19.3%
8 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 2.58 2.18 9 -22.5%
9 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 2.01 4 N/A
10 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 0.25 1.28 5 371.4%
11 University of Delhi (DU), India 1.29 1.18 3 -16.1%
12 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 0.11 1.09 4 828.7%
13 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 0.31 1.00 1 196.8%
14 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 0.49 0.96 5 78.3%
15 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.61 0.94 3 43.0%
16 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 0.33 0.91 5 153.1%
17 SASTRA University, India 0.07 0.84 7 985.8%
18 University of Calcutta (CU), India 0.90 0.72 3 -27.0%
19 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 0.61 2 N/A
20 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 0.61 0.53 3 -20.3%
21 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 0.50 1 N/A
22 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 2.50 0.46 1 -83.0%
23 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.16 0.43 6 153.9%
24 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.23 0.43 4 74.3%
25 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.08 0.27 2 211.5%
26 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.19 0.26 2 21.7%
27 Panjab University (PU), India 0.11 0.25 3 118.0%
28 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 2.51 0.25 1 -90.8%
29 West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), India 0.22 1 N/A
30 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.07 0.22 5 178.2%
31 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.44 0.21 3 -57.3%
32 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 0.91 0.20 2 -79.6%
33 Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), India 0.20 1 N/A
34 University of Allahabad, India 0.25 0.19 1 -31.1%
35 Amity University, India 1.00 0.15 2 -85.8%
36 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.40 0.15 2 -66.5%
37 Ashoka University, India 0.02 0.14 1 661.2%
37 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.14 1 N/A
38 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.00 0.13 1 9,913.5%
38 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 0.13 1 N/A
39 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.59 0.12 4 -80.8%
40 JES College, India 0.12 1 N/A
40 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.12 1 N/A
41 Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), India 0.00 0.11 1 8,800.9%
41 Guntur Medical College, India 0.11 1 N/A
41 Government Medical College Kadapa, India 0.11 1 N/A
41 Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIMU), India 0.11 1 N/A
42 Osmania University, India 0.05 0.10 1 82.6%
43 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.06 0.08 1 20.6%
43 St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, India 0.08 0.08 1 -8.1%
44 Jiwaji University, India 0.08 1 N/A
45 Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India 0.07 2 N/A
46 Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), India 0.00 0.07 1 3,568.1%
47 Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), India 0.07 1 N/A
48 School of Historical Studies, University of Madras, India 0.06 1 N/A
49 Central Agricultural University (CAU), India 0.06 1 N/A
50 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.02 0.05 2 146.8%
51 Central University of Kerala (CUK), India 0.12 0.05 2 -57.5%
52 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur (IISER Berhampur), India 0.04 1 N/A
53 Yogi Vemana University (YVU), India 0.04 1 N/A
54 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.03 0.03 1 -4.6%
55 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Guwahati (NIPER-Guwahati), India 0.03 1 N/A
56 Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), India 0.03 1 N/A
57 Government Arts College, Thiruvananthapuram, India 0.03 1 N/A
58 Central University of Haryana (CUH), India 0.06 0.02 1 -65.0%
59 Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India 0.00 0.02 1 749.8%
59 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 0.02 0.02 1 1.2%
60 Yenepoya University, India 0.02 1 N/A
61 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.07 0.01 2 -91.5%
62 International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India 0.01 0.01 1 -63.5%
63 Suraj Eye Institute, India 0.01 0.00 2 -27.7%
64 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India 0.00 0.00 2 -16.0%
64 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 0.08 0.00 2 -95.0%
64 Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMSDU), India 0.00 2 N/A
65 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.03 0.00 1 -90.0%
66 Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS), India 0.00 1 N/A
67 Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH), AHRI, India 0.00 0.00 2 31.2%
67 Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal (GMC), India 0.00 0.00 2 -16.0%
67 School of Preventive Oncology, India 0.00 0.00 2 -51.1%
68 Government Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur (IFSc Nagpur), India 0.00 1 N/A
69 Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar (IIPHG), India 0.00 1 N/A
70 IIHMR University, India 0.00 0.00 1 10.6%
70 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 0.06 0.00 1 -98.3%
70 Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, India 0.00 1 N/A
70 Grant Government Medical College and Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy Group of Hospitals Mumbai (GGMCJJH Mumbai), India 0.00 1 N/A
70 Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore (FMMC), India 0.00 1 N/A
71 Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences Technology (MGUMST), India 0.00 0.00 1 -68.9%
71 Rajasthan University for Health Sciences (RUHS), India 0.00 0.00 1 -68.9%
71 Utkal University, India 0.00 1 N/A
71 Ruxmaniben Deepchand Gardi Medical College (RDGMC), India 0.00 1 N/A
71 Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GBPH), India 0.00 1 N/A
71 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), India 0.00 1 N/A
71 SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, India 0.00 1 N/A
71 Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), India 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.