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Foundation: 1958

Mission: Design, develop and lead to production state-of-the-art sensors, weapon systems, platforms and allied equipment for our Defence Services. Provide technological solutions to the Services to optimise combat effectiveness and to promote well-being of the troops. Develop infrastructure and committed quality manpower and build strong indigenous technology base.

Vision: Empowering the nation with state-of-the-art indigenous Defence technologies and systems.


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Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionBRIICSIndia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 745th358th308th48th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 938th494th402nd84th
Business, Management and Accounting 820th315th266th73rd
Chemistry 712th449th377th80th
Computer Science 636th314th245th42nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 603rd346th331st77th
Energy 617th407th344th90th
Engineering 579th319th253rd45th
Environmental Science 625th398th358th84th
Mathematics 748th437th375th118th
Medicine 762nd361st294th37th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 753rd334th280th38th
Physics and Astronomy 738th407th342nd82nd
Social Sciences 836th359th328th62nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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