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National Institutional Ranking Framework

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Specialised research institutions

Name of Institute Established Location Specialty area
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research  2011 Uttar Pradesh Science and Technology
Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) 1952 Mumbai, Maharashtra Cancer Research
Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association 1947 Ahmedabad, Gujarat Textiles
All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health 1932 Kolkata, West Bengal Public Health
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) 1956 New Delhi Medical Sciences
Archaeological Survey of India 1861 New Delhi Archaeology
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre 1954 Mumbai, Maharashtra Atomic and Nuclear Research
Central Plantation Crops Research Institute 1916 Kasaragod, Kerala Coconuts
Central Potato Research Institute 1949 Simla, Himachal Pradesh Potato Farming
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology 1977 Hyderabad, Telangana Cellular and Molecular biology
Centre for Nano and Material Sciences 2012 Bengaluru, Karnataka Chemistry
Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute 1974 Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu Leprosy
National Institute of Virology 1952 Pune, Maharashtra Virology
Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute 1958 Durgapur, West Bengal Engineering research
Central Institute for Cotton Research 1976 Nagpur, Maharashtra and Sirsa, Haryana Cotton Research
Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes 1985 Hisar, Haryana Water Buffalo Research
Central Institute for Research on Cattle 1987 Meerut, Uttar Pradesh Cattle Research
Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research 2007 Dhanbad, Jharkhand R&D inputs for the entire coal-energy 
Central Road Research Institute 1959 New Delhi Research on design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure
Central Drug Research Institute 1951 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Drugs, medicines
Central Sheep Breeding Farm (CSBF) 1968 Hisar, Haryana Agricultural Research
Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research 1952 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Agriculture
Central Leather Research Institute 1948 Chennai, Tamil Nadu Leather
Central Electrochemical Research Institute 1948 Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu Electrical, Chemical Research
Central Food Technological Research Institute 1950 Mysore, Karnataka Food Science &Technology
Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute 1954 Bhavnagar, Gujarat Salt, and Marine Chemicals
Central Rice Research Institute 1946 Cuttack, Odissa Rice, Agriculture
Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres 1953 Barrackpore, West Bengal Jute and Allied Fibres
Central Building Research Institute 1947 Roorkee, Uttarakhand Construction
Central Institute of Fisheries Education 1961 Mumbai, Maharashtra Fisheries
Central Institute of Psychiatry 1918 Ranchi, Jharkhand Psychiatry
Central Mine Planning and Design Institute 1974 Ranchi, Jharkhand Mining
Central Soil Salinity Research Institute 1969 Karnal, Haryana Soil, Agriculture
Central Institute of Indian Languages 1969 Mysore, Karnataka Indian Languages
Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute 1950 Khurja,Uttar Pradesh Glass and Ceramic Research
Christian Medical College Vellore 1900 Vellore, Tamil Nadu Health
Forest Research Institute 1906 Dehradun, Uttarakhand Forestry
Haffkine Institute 1899 Mumbai, Maharashtra Microbiology, Applied Biology and Organic Chemistry
High Altitude Research Laboratory 1963 Gulmarg, Kashmir High Altitude, Mountain
Indian Agricultural Research Institute 1911 New Delhi Agricultural Research
Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums 1924 Ranchi, Jharkhand Lac, gums and resins
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing 1966 Dehradun, Uttarakhand Remote Sensing
Indian Institute of Petroleum 1906 Dehradun, Uttarakhand Petroleum Research
Indian Institute of Pulses Research 1983 Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Pulses
India Meteorological Department 1875 Pune, New Delhi Meteorology
Indian Space Research Organisation 1969 Bengaluru, Karnataka Space Research
Indian Veterinary Research Institute 1889 Bareily, Uttar Pradesh Veterinary Research
Indian Institute of Chemical Biology 1935 Kolkata, West Bengal Chemical Biology
Indian Institute of Toxicology Research 1965 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Toxicology
Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) 1952 New Delhi Economic and Social
Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) 1972 Bengaluru, Karnataka Economics, Social Science
International Centre for Free and Open Source Software
2009 Thiruvananthapuram,
Karnatak Law Society's Gogte Institute of Technology 1979 Belagavi, Karnataka Law
King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research 1899 Chennai, Tamil Nadu Preventive Medicine
National Brain Research Institute 1997 Manesar, Haryana Neuro, Brain
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) 1990 New Delhi Agricultural Research
National Aerospace Laboratories 1959 Bengaluru, Karnataka Aerospace
National Botanical Research Institute 1953 Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Botany
National Centre for Biological Sciences 1992 Bengaluru, Karanataka Biology
National Institute of Urban Affairs 1976 New Delhi Urban development
National Institute of Homeopathy 1975 Kolkata, West Bengal Homeopathy Medicine
National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD) 2012 New Delhi Agricultural Research
National Centre for Disease Control 1909 New Delhi Diseases
National Centre for Earth Science Studies 1978 Thiruvananthapuram,
Earth Sciences
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute 1958 New Delhi Environmental science and engineering
National Geophysical Research Institute 1961 Hyderabad, Telangana Geophysics, Science
National Knowledge Commission (NKC) 2005 New Delhi Politics, Policy & Governance
National Institute of Oceanography 1966 Goa Oceanography
National Institute of Malaria Research 1977 New Delhi Malaria Research
National Institute of Nutrition 1918 Hyderabad, Telangana Health, Nutrition
National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1991 New Delhi TB and Respiratory Diseases
National Tuberculosis Institute 1959 Bengaluru, Karnataka TB and Respiratory Diseases
National Dairy Research Institute 1989 Karnal, Haryana Dairy Research
National Research Centre on Equines (NRCE) 1986 Hisar, Haryana Equine Health and Production
National Institute of Occupational Health 1966 Ahmedabad, Gujarat Health
National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology, Hisar (NRCPB) 2000 Hisar, Haryana Plant Biotechnology
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences 1925 Bengaluru, Karnataka Mental Health
National Institute of Ocean Technology 1993 Chennai, Tamil Nadu Oceanography
National Sugar Institute 1936 Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Agriculture
National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj 1958 Telangana, Hyderabad Rural Development
NITI Aayog 2015 New Delhi Multidisciplinary
Physical Research Laboratory 1978 Ahmedabad, Gujarat Space and allied sciences
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) 1962 Chandigarh, Punjab Medical Sciences
Raman Research Institute 1948 Bengaluru, Karnataka Science
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics 1940 Kolkata, West Bengal Nuclear Physics
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute 1995 Kolkata, West Bengal Film, Cinema
School of Tropical Medicine 1914 Kolkata, West Bengal Tropical Medicine
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 1945 Mumbai, Maharashtra Mathematics and Sciences
The George Institute for Global Health India 2007 New Delhi  Health 
U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) 1972 Bengalaru, Karnataka  
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, DU 1949 New Delhi Medical Sciences
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre 1963 Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Space Research
V. V. Giri National Labour Institute 1974 Noida, Uttar Pradesh Labour Research

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Think tanks

Name of Institution Established Location Expertise
Asian Centre for Organisation Research and Development (ACORDASIA) 1981 New Delhi Development
Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) 1999 New Delhi Politics, Elections
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) 1996 Bengaluru, Karnataka Ecology and Environment
Ananta Aspen Centre 2006 New Delhi Policy, IR, Social Development
Centre for Asian Strategic Studies - India (CASS-India) 1999 New Delhi Security, Military, Terrorism
Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) 2001 New Delhi National Security, Defence, and Aerospace issues
Centre for Civil Society (CCS) 1997 New Delhi Politics
Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR) 2001 New Delhi Peacebuilding (focus has
been Jammu and Kashmir)
Centre for Development Studies (CDS) 1970 Thiruvananthapuram,
Applied economics, and
Socio-economic issues
Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) 2004 New Delhi Land Warfare
Centre for Media Studies (CMS) 1991 New Delhi Media Studies
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) 1963 New Delhi Politics, Policy & Governance
Centre for Policy Research (CPR) 1973 New Delhi Politics, Policy & Governance
Centre for Public Policy (CPP) 2000 Bengaluru, Karnataka Public Policy
Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) 2004 Kochi, Kerala Education, Livelihood,
Governance, Urban Reforms
and Environment.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) 1980 New Delhi Environment
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) 2005 Bengaluru, Karnataka Science Policy
Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) 2008 Chennai, Tamil Nadu China, Strategy,
International Relations
Common Cause India   New Delhi Rights, Entitlements
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) 2010 New Delhi Energy, Environment and Water
Development Alternatives (DA) 1982 New Delhi Sustainable Development, Livelihoods
Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations 2010 Mumbai, Maharashtra Indian Foreign Policy
Forum of Free Enterprise (FFE) 1956 Mumbai, Maharashtra Business, Entrepreneurship
Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR) 1996 Hyderabad, Telangana Politics
Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) 1943 New Delhi International Relations, Strategy
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) 2012 New Delhi Business, Entrepreneurship
Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA) 1965 New Delhi Defence and Strategic Studies
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) 1981 New Delhi Economic, Development
Institute of Food Security (IFS) 1997 New Delhi Food Security Policy  
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) 1996 New Delhi IR, Strategy, Defence
Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) 1952 New Delhi Economics, Development Studies
National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) 1956 New Delhi Economics, Social Science
National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) 1988 Bengaluru, Karnataka Social Sciences
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) 1976 New Delhi Public Finance & Policy
National Maritime Foundation (NMF) 2005 New Delhi Maritime, International Relations
NITI Aayog 2015 New Delhi Policy and Governance
Observer Research Foundation (ORF) 1990 New Delhi / Mumbai Policy, Politics, Social Sciences
PRS Legislative Research (PRSLR) NA New Delhi Policy, Governance, Constitution
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) 2006 New Delhi Public Health, Health Policy
Research Foundation for Governance in India (RFGI) 2009 Ahmedabad, Gujarat Governance Policy
Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) 1984 New Delhi International Economic Development, Trade, Investment and Technology
South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) 1988 New Delhi International Relations, Strategy
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) 1974 New Delhi Environment, Sustainability
The Takshashila Institution (TTI) 2010 Bengaluru, Karnataka International Relations, Strategy
Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) 2007 New Delhi Telecommunications
The United Service Institution of India (USI) 1870 New Delhi National Security and Defence
Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) 2009 New Delhi National Security, Governance, Politics, Social Sciences
Wildlife Institute of India (WII) 1982 Dehradun, Uttrakhand Wildlife, Nature

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Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Name of Institution Established Location Expertise
Academy for Applied Research & Training in Healthcare in India (AARTH-INDIA) NA Purbalok, Kolkata Health Care
Action for Food Production (AFPRO) 1966 New Delhi Food Production
Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan 2010 New Delhi Homelessness
Bachpan Bachao Andolan 1980 New Delhi Child Rights
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2010 New Delhi Social issues
Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) 1948 New Delhi Agriculture
Central Square Foundation 2012 New Delhi Education
Centre For Social Research (CSR) 1983 New Delhi Women's rights
Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group 1999 New Delhi Environment Sustainability
Deepalaya 1979 New Delhi Urban and Rural Poverty, Children
Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) 2002 New Delhi Digital Literacy and Accessibility
Global Development Network 1999 New Delhi Policy-Oriented Social Science Research
Empowering Minds - Society for Research and Development 2007 New Delhi Individual and Community Empowerment
Environics Trust   New Delhi Community Development, Sustainability
HelpAge India 1978 New Delhi Elderly Policies
Hanns Seidel Foundation 1996 New Delhi Social and Political Research
Human Development Society 2006 New Delhi Social and Development Issues
Socio-Legal Information Centre 1989 New Delhi Human Rights
IIMPACT 2002 Gurugram, Haryana Girls' Education
Institute of Social Studies Trust 1980 New Delhi Social Justice, Gender Equality
India Development Foundation 2003 Gurugram, Haryana Social Issues, Sustainability, Waste Management
International Labour Organization 1928 New Delhi Labor Studies
Jhpiego 1980 New Delhi Poverty, Health, Gender
Ipas Development Foundation 2000 New Delhi Safe Contraception and Abortion
Jagori 1984 New Delhi Women's Studies
Multiple Action Research Group 1985 New Delhi Social Issues
Path 1978 New Delhi Innovative Social Research
People's Union for Civil Liberty (PUCL) 1980 New Delhi Human Rights
Pragya 1995 Gurugram, Haryana Poverty Alleviation, Sustainability, Livelihoods
Pratham 1994 New Delhi / Mumbai Education
SEWA Bharat  1984 New Delhi Women in Informal Economy
Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions 1994 Ahmedabad, Gujarat Grassroots Innovation
Solidaridad 2006 New Delhi Sustainable Production of Commodities
The Leprosy Mission Trust India 1874 New Delhi Leprosy
UNESCO 1948 New Delhi Education, Science and Culture
UNDP 1951 New Delhi Development
UN Women 2013 New Delhi Women's Issues
Wildlife Trust of India 1998 New Delhi Wildlife Conservation and Protection
WWF-India 1969 New Delhi Wildlife Conservation and Protection
3ie 2008 New Delhi Policy, Social Impact
Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation 2004 New Delhi Children's Rights
Kusuma Foundation NA New Delhi Education
Lawyers Collective 1981 New Delhi Legal Rights

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Institution Location Expertise
Reliance Foundation Locations across India Rural Transformation, Health, Education, Sports, Disaster Management and Arts
International Growth Centre (IGC) Bihar and Central India Research for Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies

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Institution Location Expertise
Larson & Toubro Across India Atomic and Industrial Research
Schneider Electric Across India Energy and Energy Digitisation
Dabur Across India Preclinical Biology and Ayurveda
ITC Across India Agriculture Research, Life Sciences and Technology
Adani Across India Coal Mining; Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electricity
General Electric Across India Technology and Energy
Aditya Birla Science and Technology Across India Multidisciplinary
Shriram Group Across India Industrial Research
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Across India Multidisciplinary
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Across India Multidisciplinary
Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) Across India Multidisciplinary
HDFC Bank Across India Agriculture Research, Life Sciences and Technology
Bank of Maharashtra Across India Soil and Water Testing
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd Across India Agriculture Research, Life Sciences and Technology

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