2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 57.05 44.66 93 -21.9%
2 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 32.35 37.35 51 15.2%
3 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 40.87 35.52 52 -13.3%
4 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 35.53 33.00 49 -7.3%
5 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 13.99 28.86 40 105.9%
6 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 24.36 28.57 36 17.0%
7 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 27.64 21.89 36 -21.0%
8 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 15.80 18.94 25 19.6%
9 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 22.46 18.71 60 -16.9%
10 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 22.98 18.30 21 -20.5%
11 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 13.62 17.35 31 27.1%
12 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 15.70 13.83 27 -12.1%
13 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 7.80 13.78 29 76.4%
14 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 16.81 13.69 18 -18.8%
15 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 17.05 13.63 18 -20.2%
16 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 9.96 13.09 19 31.2%
17 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 8.87 12.72 17 43.1%
18 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 10.58 11.52 15 8.6%
19 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 5.48 9.67 17 76.1%
20 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 3.66 8.27 11 125.5%
21 University of Calcutta (CU), India 2.38 8.21 10 244.1%
22 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 7.46 8.20 14 9.7%
23 University of Delhi (DU), India 8.70 6.17 8 -29.2%
24 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 4.13 5.67 7 36.8%
25 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.00 5.36 7 78.1%
26 Jadavpur University (JU), India 6.05 4.97 7 -18.0%
27 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 4.48 6 N/A
28 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 10.85 4.33 14 -60.1%
29 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 8.07 4.10 5 -49.3%
30 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 3.60 4.00 4 10.9%
31 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 4.83 3.80 4 -21.5%
32 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.44 3.38 6 133.9%
33 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 0.66 3.15 7 375.2%
34 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 2.18 3.02 5 38.1%
35 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 2.92 3.00 3 2.4%
36 India Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India 1.96 2.93 7 49.1%
37 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 2.91 5 N/A
38 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 1.25 2.79 4 122.9%
39 University of Madras, India 1.00 2.74 4 173.7%
40 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 0.47 2.71 4 472.3%
41 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 0.21 2.63 3 1,122.4%
42 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.90 2.50 3 175.7%
43 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 5.55 2.37 9 -57.3%
44 National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NIT Kurukshetra), India 0.80 2.00 2 149.5%
44 Cotton University, India 2.00 2 N/A
45 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 4.88 1.91 6 -61.0%
46 Pondicherry University, India 1.14 1.84 5 60.9%
47 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.50 1.80 3 259.2%
48 Gauhati University, India 2.53 1.55 3 -38.8%
49 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 1.40 1.50 5 6.9%
50 Amity University, India 0.65 1.47 5 125.5%
51 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 2.53 1.47 3 -42.2%
52 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.10 1.44 2 1,341.4%
53 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 1.29 1.29 4 -0.5%
54 Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad (IIT PKD), India 0.06 1.24 3 1,876.8%
55 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 1.20 2 N/A
56 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 0.41 1.13 5 174.8%
57 University of Kalyani, India 0.50 1.10 2 119.5%
58 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 3.86 1.02 2 -73.7%
59 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.33 1.00 1 199.4%
59 Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati (IIT Tirupati), India 1.88 1.00 2 -46.9%
59 National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India 1.00 1 N/A
59 Gandhigram Rural Institute, India 1.00 1 N/A
59 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 1.00 1 N/A
59 Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar (CIPET Bhubaneswar), India 1.00 1 N/A
60 Tezpur University, India 2.79 0.92 3 -67.3%
61 Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), India 1.93 0.86 2 -55.4%
62 SASTRA University, India 1.27 0.86 3 -32.7%
63 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.31 0.84 4 168.8%
64 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 1.00 0.83 1 -16.8%
64 Panjab University (PU), India 1.88 0.83 1 -55.7%
64 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.83 2 N/A
65 Bharathidasan University (BDU), India 0.75 1 N/A
65 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), India 0.75 2 N/A
66 University of Burdwan, India 0.70 1 N/A
67 National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (NITDGP), India 0.67 1 N/A
68 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 1.42 0.66 2 -53.8%
69 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 2.44 0.63 2 -74.4%
70 National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim), India 0.35 0.60 1 72.4%
70 KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology (KPRIET), India 0.60 1 N/A
71 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.44 0.57 1 28.3%
72 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 0.17 0.50 3 199.4%
72 National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), India 0.65 0.50 2 -23.2%
72 Jain University (JU), India 0.74 0.50 1 -32.7%
72 Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), India 0.50 1 N/A
72 PSG and Sons Charities Trust, India 0.50 1 N/A
72 Chemveda Life Sciences, Pvt. Ltd., India 0.50 1 N/A
73 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy), India 0.49 0.43 1 -12.6%
73 LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India 0.43 1 N/A
74 Mahatma Gandhi University (MG University), India 0.11 0.43 2 281.7%
75 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 1.38 0.42 3 -69.5%
76 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), India 0.06 0.40 1 538.7%
76 Mohanlal Sukhadia University (MLSU), India 0.40 1 N/A
77 Biocon Limited, India 0.39 2 N/A
78 Rani Rashmoni Green University, India 0.35 3 N/A
79 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ), India 0.33 0.33 1 -0.2%
79 Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (IIT Jammu), India 0.33 2 N/A
79 PRIST University, India 0.33 1 N/A
80 UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India 0.33 2 N/A
81 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 0.58 0.32 3 -44.4%
82 Patna University, India 0.20 0.28 2 38.6%
83 Bose Institute, India 0.80 0.27 2 -66.4%
84 Anna University (AU), India 0.36 0.27 2 -25.2%
85 Kazi Nazrul University, India 0.26 2 N/A
86 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.37 0.25 1 -32.4%
86 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IIT Jodhpur), India 0.39 0.25 2 -35.8%
86 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur (MNIT Jaipur), India 2.00 0.25 1 -87.5%
86 Ramanarain Ruia Autonomous College, India 0.25 1 N/A
86 Gujarat University, India 0.25 1 N/A
86 Utkal University, India 0.25 1 N/A
87 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), India 0.22 1 N/A
87 Yenepoya University, India 0.22 1 N/A
87 Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, India 0.22 1 N/A
87 Sidho Kanho Birsha University (SKBU), India 0.22 1 N/A
87 West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), India 0.22 1 N/A
88 Darjeeling Polytechnic College, India 0.20 0.20 1 -0.2%
88 University of Jammu, India 0.38 0.20 1 -46.8%
88 Bhupal Nobles' University (BNU), India 0.42 0.20 1 -52.1%
88 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), India 0.67 0.20 1 -70.1%
88 TCG CREST, India 0.20 1 N/A
88 Rishi Bankim Chandra College for Women (RBCCW), India 0.20 1 N/A
88 GITAM Institute of Science, India 0.20 1 N/A
88 University of Calicut, India 0.20 1 N/A
88 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India 0.20 1 N/A
88 Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), India 0.20 1 N/A
88 Punjabi University, India 0.20 1 N/A
88 AMRI Hospitals, India 0.20 1 N/A
88 University of Rajasthan, India 0.20 1 N/A
88 Banasthali University, India 0.20 1 N/A
88 International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-Hyderabad), India 0.20 1 N/A
89 Tata Group, India 0.09 0.19 3 123.0%
90 National Institute of Technology Warangal (NITW), India 0.10 0.17 1 66.3%
90 Women's College, Calcutta, India 0.20 0.17 1 -16.8%
90 Bishop Heber College, India 0.29 0.17 1 -41.8%
90 University of Kashmir, India 0.33 0.17 1 -50.1%
90 Ram Chandra Uniyal Government Post Graduate College, India 0.40 0.17 1 -58.4%
90 Central University of Jammu, India 0.40 0.17 1 -58.4%
90 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 0.17 1 N/A
90 DAV College Chandigarh, India 0.17 1 N/A
90 Senate of Serampore College (University), India 0.17 1 N/A
90 Thiagarajar College, India 0.17 1 N/A
90 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India 0.17 1 N/A
90 Arya Vidyapeeth College, India 0.17 1 N/A
91 ICFAI University, Tripura (ICFAI Tripura), India 0.08 0.15 2 79.6%
92 Ashoka University, India 0.15 2 N/A
93 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.59 0.14 1 -75.9%
93 Krishna University, India 0.14 1 N/A
93 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 0.14 1 N/A
93 Sarguja University, India 0.14 1 N/A
94 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.07 0.13 1 82.2%
95 Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), India 0.10 0.13 1 24.7%
95 Cipla Ltd., India 0.13 1 N/A
95 J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, India 0.13 1 N/A
95 Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, India 0.13 1 N/A
95 Presidency University, India 0.13 1 N/A
96 JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research (JISIASR), India 0.12 2 N/A
97 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 0.83 0.11 1 -86.7%
97 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.11 1 N/A
97 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), India 0.11 1 N/A
97 NSS College Pandalam, India 0.11 1 N/A
97 Premier Biosoft India Pvt Ltd., India 0.11 1 N/A
98 Vidyasagar University, India 0.10 1 N/A
98 E-Spin Nanotech Pvt. Ltd., India 0.10 1 N/A
98 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-Allahabad), India 0.10 1 N/A
98 Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, India 0.10 1 N/A
99 The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India 0.08 1 N/A
99 Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), India 0.08 1 N/A
100 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IIT Bhilai), India 0.63 0.07 1 -88.7%
100 Mizoram University, India 0.07 1 N/A

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