CSIR Ranks 12th in the World Among Government Institutions: Scimago Institutions Rankings

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The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked 12th in the world among the government institutions in the world, improving its position after being at 14th spot for three consecutive years, according to 2016 report of the prestigious Scimago Institutions Rankings. The overall global ranking of CSIR also improved from 110 to 99th position.

CSIR leads the country at the top spot and is the only Indian organization to have found a place among the top 100 global 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 ranking measures areas such as:


Output, international collaboration, normalized impact (leadership output), high quality publications, excellence, scientific leadership, excellence with leadership and scientific talent pool


Innovative knowledge and technological impact

Societal impact

Web size and domain's inbound links

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.



Press Information Bureau , 26 July, 2016