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3 DST institutes among top 30 Indian Institutions in Nature Index 2020; CAS, China topped globally

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Nature Index 2020In accordance with the Nature Index 2020 ratings, 3 autonomous institutions of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India ranked among top 30 Indian Institutes. The Nature Index 2020 ratings has been globally topped by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China while India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is on 160th position globally but stood first among Indian institutions.

  • The Indian institutions in the Nature index consist of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), and Research Institutions.

How the Nature Index ratings calculated?

The Nature Index is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships. The index tracks contributions to research articles published in 82 high-quality natural science journals, chosen by an independent group of researchers.

Nature Index metrics:

The metrics of the Index are article count, fractional count and multilateral and bilateral collaboration scores which will help to track research output and collaboration.

Following tables are proving information about Nature Index 2020 ratings:

Top 3 Institutions (Global)
Rank Institution
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
2 Harvard University, United States of America (USA)
3 Max Planck Society, Germany
Top 3 Indian Institutions (Global)
Indian Rank Global Rank Institution
1 160 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
2 184 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
3 260 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Top 3 DST Institutions (Among India)
7 376 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, West Bengal
14 *Not Available Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) Bangalore, Karnataka
30 *Not Available S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences(SNBNCBS), Kolkata, West Bengal

*In the global List, Ranking is provided for top 500 institutions. Click Here for Official Global Link

*Indian institutions ranking is provided separately consisting of 237 institutions.  Click Here for Indian Rankings Link

About Nature Index:

The Nature Index provides a close to real-time proxy of high-quality research output and collaboration at the institutional, national and regional level.

  • The Nature Index 2020 Annual Tables highlight the institutions and countries that dominated high quality research in the natural sciences based on the research published in the top journals. The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.