New Delhi: The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), the premier R&D knowledgebase in diverse science & technology areas, has been ranked 12th in the world among the government institutions in the academic and research related impact and innovation, as per the prestigious Scimago Institutions Rankings. The CSIR has improved its positions from at 14th spot for three consecutive years, while the overall global ranking of CSIR also improved from 110 to 99 position. Hence, the CSIR has emerged as the only institute in India to find a place in Top 100 global institutions and fetched top spot among academic and research related institutions.
The Scimago rankings is a classification of academic and research related institutions ranked by a composite indicator that combines three different sets of indicators based on research performance, innovation outputs and societal impact measured by their web visibility. The research parameters include research output, international collaboration, normalized impact (leadership output), high quality publications, excellence, scientific leadership, excellence with leadership and scientific talent pool. As per the Scimago rankings, Innovation means innovative knowledge and technological impact while societal impact covers web size and domain’s inbound links.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore stood at second in India (globally 346), while CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST) found third position (353 globally). Indian Institute of technology (IIT) Bombay featured at fourth whereas CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) found 5th spot.
While National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) of France led the global overall ranking table, Chinese Academy of Sciences of China (2), Harvard University of the USA (3), National Institutes of Health of USA (4), and Google Inc of USA (5) have featured among the top five global research institutes.
The constituent institute of CSIR, the CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST) has been ranked first among Indian government research institutions, improving its global overall ranking from 425 to 353. The CSIR-NIIST became the first among 59 ranked government institutions in the country, followed by CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune and Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad.