The Nature Index ( functions as an indicator of high quality research in the Natural and Physical Sciences (includes Chemistry, Life Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences) and it is indeed a proud moment for the University of Hyderabad (UoH) to be ranked at number 1 among the Universities apart from being the only University in the top 10 from India as part of the Nature Index survey (2019) released recently. The competition is from established scientific research institutes and the IITs which constitutes an illustrious list.

All research output from UoH published between 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018 are tracked by the Nature Index. UoH is at number 10 in the list.

Top 10 institutions from India – at:

1. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
2. Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER)
3. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
4. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
5. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
6. Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)
7. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)
8. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
9. Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
10. University of Hyderabad (UoH)

In the subject of Chemistry, UoH is at the 8th position in the country.

 “I congratulate our faculty colleagues whose outstanding research in science schools has earned this distinction by the UoH to be the only University in Top 10 ranks. This is by no means a simple achievement in the current scenario where we compete in the quality and quantity of research output”, said Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor.

The Nature Index is a database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of over 65 high-quality science journals. The database is compiled by Nature Publishing Group (NPG). The Nature Index provides a close to real-time proxy for high-quality research output at the institutional, national and regional level.

The Nature Index provides a perspective on high-quality research on the basis of published articles. It is intended to be one of a number of metrics to assess research excellence and institutional performance.