Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi has been ranked as the 12th best government institutions in the world, according to the reports of the prestigious Scimago Institutions Rankings.
Out of 746 institutions, France's National Centre for Scientific Research was ranked first followed by Chinese Academy of Science, China. The institutes were ranked by a prestigious Scimago Institutions Rankings that ranks institutes based on the research performance, innovation and social impact.
In 2016, the ranking of the premier institute jumped to 12th spot after being at 14th spot for three consecutive years. The overall global ranking of CSIR also improved from 110 to 99th position.
CSIR 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.
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was established in New Delhi in 1942. It is an autonomous body and the largest research and development organisation in India. It runs 37 laboratories and 39 field stations or extension centres spread across the nation. It is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology.