Research output: BEST engineering colleges

THIS is based on a similar article published in the Current Science magazine. The authors, Dr. Gagan Prathap and Dr. BM Gupta, had basically identified the total publication output of Indian engineering colleges from SCOPUS, the popular database for the last 10 years. While the IITs and established NITs have a decent publication record, very few private players figure in the top 60.

Jadhavpur, Anna University, CUSAT are the surprise entrants, especially CUSAT. Among the private players BITS, Pilani, VIT Vellore and PGS are the top players. Recent entrants like Nirma Institute of Technology, DA-IIT, Gandhinagar and SSN College of Engineering are also performing well in their reserach out put. In the published piece, the authors have also examined the effectiveness of the published output using citation records over a three year rolling window. But the citation index is not really correlated to the published output. For example, NIT, Calicut with 286 publications has a better citiation index than VIT, Vellore with almost double the number.

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In the coming years Careers360 intends to expand this exercise including other major indexing resources like Web of Science, and Google as well, to bring out a a comprehensive research ranking. Publications determine the academic quality of institutions.

Here is a listing of the top 60:


 RANK Institution Output
 1 IISc, Bangalore 12951
 2 IIT Kharagpur 7370
 3 IIT Bombay 7228
 4 IIT Delhi 6520
 5 IIT Kanpur 6234
 6 IIT Madras 5715
 7 Jadavpur University 4807
 8 Anna University 3687
 9 IIT Roorkee 3471
 10Cochin University of Science and Technolog 1625
 11 IIT Guwahati 1596
 12College of Engineering, Anna Univ, Chennai 1000
 13Bengal Engineering & Science University, Howrah 891
 14 IT BHU,Varanasi 878
 15 BITS, Pilani 867
 16 NIT, Jamshedpur 817
 17 PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 803
 18 NIT/REC, Trichy 745
 19Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad 738
 20 Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai 652
 21 NIT/REC, Rourkela 557
 22 BITS, Mesra 472
 23 ISM, Dhanbad 463
 24 Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 429
 25Harcourt Butler Institute of Technology, Kanpur 425
 26Thapar Institute  of Engineering and Technology, Patiala 422
 27 NIT/REC, Warangal 388
 28Shri Govindram Saksaria Institue of Technology and Science, Indore 369
 29 NIT/REC, Surathkal 357
 30 R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore 345
 31Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi 326
 RANK Institution Output
 32Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur 324
 33 IIT, Hyderabad 313
 34 NIT/REC, Kurukshetra 306
 35 NIT/REC, Hamirpur 305
 36 NIT/REC, Nagpur 295
 37 NIT/REC, Calicut 286
 38 Delhi College of Enginering, New Delhi 279
 39 IIT, Bangalore 279
 40 S.J. College of Enginering, Mysore 241
 41NIT/REC, Durgapur 238
 42NIT/REC, Allahabad 238
 43Dr. B.R.Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar 219
 44Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh 217
 45Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 214
 46NIT/REC, Jaipur 193
 47Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad 158
 48 Maulana Azad NIT, Bhopal 155
 49JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad 153
 50Government College of Engineering, Pune 146
 51Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai 116
 52Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhingar 105
 53 NIT/REC, Surat 104
 54 IIIT, Allahabad 90
 55Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior 89
 56College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram 89
 57M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore 67
 58Atal Bihari Vajpayee IIIT and Management, Gwalior 66
 59Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai 61
 60 NIT/REC, Srinagar 59