The Nature Research, a division of the popular Springer Nature recently released Nature Index. India secured 12th rank in the index.


The countries that secured top five places in the index includes USA, China, Germany, UK and Japan. The top Indian Institutes that were rated high by the index include CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and IISc Bangalore. Also, three institutions found their places among top thirty Indian Institutions according to Nature Index 2020 ratings. These are:

  1. Indian Association for Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata at the seventh(7th) position.
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) at forteenth(14th) position.
  3. N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata at thirtyth(30th).
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About Nature Index

The Nature Index is created based on the author affiliation database collected from research articles that are published in around eighty-two(82) high-quality science journals. These indices are of high importance for the current screenplay of Covid-19. This is because, they help to track the researches.

The Nature Index is updated monthly and also releases annual tables of country. Nature Index Journals