Three DST institutes in top 30 in India in Nature Index 2020

Three DST institutes in top 30 in India in Nature Index 2020 Source : Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata
Team Careers360 | Jun 12, 2020 - 4:57 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences are the three autonomous institutes of the Department of Science and Technology that have been ranked among the top 30 Indian institutions in the Nature Index 2020 ratings.

IASC Kolkata is at the seventh position, JNCASR at 14th and S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences at 30th position, a statement from the ministry of science and technology said.

The other positions in the table are occupied by universities, Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research ( IISERs) and research institutions and laboratories.

The rankings are based on the research work published in top journals.

While IACS is among the top three institutions in quality chemistry research in India, JNCASR ranks 4th among academic institutions. It has been ranked for its work on life sciences, 10th for its work in chemistry and physical sciences, 10th among Indian academic institutions, and 469th in the global ranking.

"It is extremely heartening that the DST's hot spots of knowledge are consistently rated in the top institutions of the country in the quality of research as judged by the papers published in the selected top-quality journals," said Ashutosh Sharma, secretary of the department of science and technology.

Globally, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) which is a group of 39 institutions have been placed at the 160th position. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore has been placed at the 184th position.

Sharma added, "While the research carried out in the academia and research labs has shown good quantitative enhancement, the need for a greater emphasis on quality, relevance and translational aspects are now being understood as acted upon.

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