2020 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

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 19.8%
2 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 3.92 3.60 4 -8.6%
3 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 3.31 3.45 8 3.7%
4 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 2.46 2.58 6 4.5%
5 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 1.67 2.51 5 49.6%
6 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 0.27 2.50 4 833.6%
7 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 2.00 2 N/A
8 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.72 1.99 12 176.0%
9 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 0.05 1.34 2 2,563.6%
10 University of Delhi (DU), India 0.74 1.29 6 73.4%
11 Amity University, India 0.24 1.00 3 312.6%
12 University of Kashmir, India 1.00 1 N/A
13 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 2.01 0.91 4 -55.2%
14 University of Calcutta (CU), India 0.28 0.90 4 222.9%
15 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 1.71 0.80 1 -53.4%
16 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 1.07 0.61 3 -42.9%
17 Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), India 0.04 0.61 3 1,345.6%
18 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 0.60 1 N/A
19 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), India 0.10 0.59 4 486.0%
20 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 3.25 0.49 6 -84.9%
21 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 0.47 2 N/A
22 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.35 0.44 3 26.3%
23 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.33 0.40 1 19.4%
24 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 1.24 0.37 3 -70.1%
25 Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, India 0.36 2 N/A
26 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 0.03 0.33 1 1,093.6%
26 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 0.11 0.33 1 190.9%
27 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 0.31 2 N/A
28 King George's Medical University (KGMU), India 0.05 0.25 2 455.8%
29 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 3.14 0.25 1 -92.1%
29 University of Allahabad, India 0.25 1 N/A
30 Visva-Bharati University, India 0.23 1 N/A
31 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University), India 0.46 0.23 2 -50.8%
32 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 0.23 2 N/A
33 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.22 4 N/A
34 Indian School of Business (ISB), India 0.14 0.22 1 54.7%
34 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), India 1.14 0.22 1 -80.7%
35 JIS University, India 0.21 2 N/A
35 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra (BIT Mesra), India 0.21 1 N/A
36 SRR and CVR Government Degree College (SRR & CVR Vijayawada), India 0.20 1 N/A
37 Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), India 0.03 0.19 2 456.3%
38 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), India 0.17 1 N/A
38 M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (RMC), India 0.17 1 N/A
39 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 0.03 0.16 2 431.1%
40 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGISPU), India 0.13 1 N/A
41 Central University of Kerala (CUK), India 0.12 3 N/A
42 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), India 0.50 0.11 1 -77.9%
42 Central University of Punjab Bathinda (CUPB), India 0.11 1 N/A
43 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India 0.69 0.11 5 -84.4%
44 Panjab University (PU), India 0.11 4 N/A
45 Delhi Technological University (DTU), India 0.08 3 N/A
46 St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, India 0.08 1 N/A
47 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 0.08 2 N/A
48 The University of Trans-disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU), India 0.14 0.07 1 -49.0%
48 SASTRA University, India 0.42 0.07 1 -83.1%
48 Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC Vellore), India 0.62 0.07 1 -88.6%
48 Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University (CBPBU), India 0.07 1 N/A
48 Thiruvalluvar University, India 0.07 1 N/A
49 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A), India 0.07 1 N/A
49 Jadavpur University (JU), India 0.07 1 N/A
50 University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), India 0.06 2 N/A
51 Central University of Haryana (CUH), India 0.06 1 N/A
52 Gauhati University, India 0.06 2 N/A
53 North Orissa University (NOU), India 0.06 0.06 1 5.3%
53 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 0.96 0.06 1 -93.9%
54 Osmania University, India 0.02 0.05 2 190.3%
55 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India 0.05 1 N/A
56 Bidhannagar College, India 0.05 1 N/A
56 Darjeeling Government College, India 0.05 1 N/A
57 Ramanarain Ruia Autonomous College, India 0.05 1 N/A
58 Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), India 0.01 0.04 1 256.4%
58 Acharya Nagarjuna University, India 0.04 1 N/A
59 Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), India 0.02 0.04 2 87.9%
60 Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (IIT Dharwad), India 0.02 0.04 1 152.5%
60 Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya (RVSKVV), India 0.04 1 N/A
61 Tezpur University, India 0.03 1 N/A
61 Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (GNIPST), India 0.03 1 N/A
61 National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim), India 0.03 1 N/A
62 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), India 0.03 0.03 3 21.3%
63 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), India 0.03 2 N/A
64 Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai (IIT Bhilai), India 0.02 1 N/A
65 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 0.35 0.02 3 -94.2%
66 Dr. Harisingh Gour University (Sagar University), India 0.02 2 N/A
67 Ashoka University, India 0.02 1 N/A
68 Assam Medical College, India 0.02 1 N/A
69 International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India 0.01 2 N/A
70 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India 0.84 0.01 1 -98.3%
71 Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, India 0.01 1 N/A
72 Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), India 0.00 0.01 2 84.0%
73 Deccan College of Medical Sciences, India 0.14 0.01 1 -94.0%
74 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 0.01 1 N/A
75 Khalsa College Amritsar, India 0.01 1 N/A
75 Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College (PSMO), India 0.01 1 N/A
75 Pachhunga University College (PUC), India 0.01 1 N/A
76 Suraj Eye Institute, India 0.01 0.01 3 -48.6%
77 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, India 0.00 2 N/A
78 School of Preventive Oncology, India 0.00 2 N/A
79 Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal (GMC), India 0.00 2 N/A
80 Pondicherry University, India 0.06 0.00 1 -95.9%
80 Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India 0.00 1 N/A
81 Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), India 0.01 0.00 1 -85.8%
81 A.C.S Medical College and Hospital, India 0.00 1 N/A
82 D.Y. Patil University, India 0.00 1 N/A
82 Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH), AHRI, India 0.00 1 N/A
82 Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences Technology (MGUMST), India 0.00 1 N/A
82 Rajasthan University for Health Sciences (RUHS), India 0.00 1 N/A
83 Symbiosis International University (SIU), India 0.00 1 N/A
83 Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), India 0.00 1 N/A
84 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU), India 0.22 0.00 1 -99.6%
84 IIHMR University, India 0.00 1 N/A
85 Government Medical College Bhavnaga, India 0.00 1 N/A
85 Chirayu Medical College, India 0.00 1 N/A
85 B.J. Medical College, 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 2021 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.