CSIR-NCL tops SIR rankings in government-funded labs

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 13 October 2018

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has jumped 110 places to rank 275th globally in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) and tops Indian rankings among the government-funded labs. 

Pune: CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has jumped 110 places to rank 275th globally in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) and tops Indian rankings among the government-funded labs. 

“This was achieved by building and maintaining a balanced portfolio of scientific activities and R&D programmes. The latest 2018 version of the SIR report was released recently and these results have also been highlighted in an issue of Current Science published dated September 25, 2018,” said a press release.

Overall, CSIR collectively with 37 constituent labs, has been positioned at the 132nd place globally and has topped the national ranking. Four Central government organisations appeared in the list of the rankings; apart from the CSIR, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Indian Space Research Organisation are also in the list. 

In SIR 2018 report, 5,632 institutions are ranked globally of which 271 are from India (4.8 per cent). This year, not a single research-focused institution from the private sector of India made it into the list. In 2018 report, 30 of the constituent laboratories of CSIR find a place in these rankings against 29 in 2017; this has gone up from 18 in 2009.

Among the government funded individual labs, city-based CSIR-NCL ranks number one followed by CSIR-IIIM, Jammu at a distant second (417); CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar (453), and CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad (477).

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