University of Delhi: Rankings

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The University of Delhi ranked 4th in India, 550th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 112 research topics. The University of Delhi ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 29,550 publications and 557,899 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 335 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#550 of 14,131 In the World
#85 of 5,830 In Asia
#4 of 876 In India
#1 of 64 In Haryana
#1 of 24 In Delhi
#32 of 1,005 For Biotechnology
#85 of 1,689 For Botany
#115 of 1,008 For Biochemical Engineering
#113 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#981 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 109 other topics

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Chemistry

The University of Delhi ranked 8th for Chemistry in India and 375th in the World with 7,756 publications made and 176,428 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 365 In India
#116 of 2,014 In Asia
#375 of 4,317 In the World

University of Delhi
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 54 17
1992 40 12
1993 35 15
1994 37 24
1995 31 41
1996 57 92
1997 69 111
1998 64 76
1999 76 108
2000 64 74
2001 107 258
2002 121 423
2003 145 421
2004 154 385
2005 161 406
2006 149 364
2007 227 575
2008 247 594
2009 208 554
2010 269 768
2011 282 901
2012 341 997
2013 382 963
2014 425 993
2015 372 928
2016 434 1195
2017 403 917
2018 386 855
2019 352 749
2020 477 874
2021 534 295
Speciality India rank Asia rank World rank
Biochemical Engineering 2 19 115
Organic Chemistry 3 49 168
Nutrition and Food Science 7 45 172
Radiochemistry 17 120 192
Biochemistry 2 47 295
Pharmacy 9 83 303
Inorganic Chemistry 8 114 304
Petrology and Geochemistry 5 48 309
Physical chemistry 12 93 385
Chemical Engineering 10 183 391
Nanotechnology 8 147 431
Computational Chemistry 17 104 489
Materials Science 14 192 491
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 14 117 498
Environmental Chemistry 8 128 511

Physics

The University of Delhi ranked 11th for Physics in India and 509th in the World with 7,021 publications made and 136,635 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#11 of 327 In India
#162 of 1,879 In Asia
#509 of 4,082 In the World

University of Delhi
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 41 23
1992 26 3
1993 32 6
1994 33 7
1995 29 29
1996 65 59
1997 75 56
1998 78 90
1999 91 73
2000 85 69
2001 105 96
2002 100 124
2003 134 180
2004 116 147
2005 132 161
2006 146 350
2007 178 475
2008 213 611
2009 200 451
2010 252 678
2011 248 833
2012 287 724
2013 307 773
2014 338 1196
2015 318 758
2016 368 983
2017 347 812
2018 421 1275
2019 390 995
2020 442 785
2021 487 332
Speciality India rank Asia rank World rank
Nuclear Physics 3 35 249
Astrophysics and Astronomy 3 50 333
Theoretical Physics 8 62 343
Quantum and Particle physics 3 62 356
Condensed Matter Physics 9 104 388
Applied/Engineering Physics 8 107 406
Atomic and Molecular physics 6 79 421
Nanotechnology 8 147 431
Biophysics 5 100 466
Optical Engineering 8 133 479
Materials Science 14 192 491
Astrobiology 12 111 789

Biology

The University of Delhi ranked 2nd for Biology in India and 391st in the World with 6,931 publications made and 223,545 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 367 In India
#84 of 1,987 In Asia
#391 of 4,496 In the World

University of Delhi
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 55 22
1992 33 11
1993 38 23
1994 42 32
1995 35 48
1996 53 67
1997 57 77
1998 56 89
1999 82 109
2000 78 157
2001 95 301
2002 112 460
2003 139 692
2004 127 454
2005 142 744
2006 154 699
2007 177 650
2008 197 964
2009 219 794
2010 211 722
2011 269 987
2012 272 1128
2013 324 951
2014 409 1178
2015 379 1438
2016 407 1554
2017 384 1290
2018 290 802
2019 316 597
2020 399 918
2021 521 343
Speciality India rank Asia rank World rank
Biotechnology 1 3 32
Botany 2 16 85
Nutrition and Food Science 7 45 172
Horticulture 10 56 174
Agricultural Science 9 48 205
Microbiology 1 41 243
Entomology 2 33 285
Genetics 1 42 285
Biochemistry 2 47 295
Toxicology 13 69 305
Forestry 9 45 309
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 2 55 344
Paleontology 4 44 365
Evolutionary Biology 2 39 385
Nanotechnology 8 147 431
Biophysics 5 100 466
Virology 7 130 505
Pharmacology 13 171 516
Zoology 5 76 551
Molecular Biology 4 177 557
Animal Science 13 131 588
Immunology 4 169 595
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 14 149 764
Astrobiology 12 111 789
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 137 795
Neuroscience 8 212 834
Oncology and Cancer research 12 304 845

Engineering

The University of Delhi ranked 13th for Engineering in India and 554th in the World with 5,318 publications made and 101,089 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 369 In India
#186 of 2,117 In Asia
#554 of 4,624 In the World

University of Delhi
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 24 19
1992 16 2
1993 24 5
1994 25 17
1995 17 41
1996 31 42
1997 36 21
1998 41 28
1999 49 28
2000 45 38
2001 67 67
2002 58 170
2003 99 323
2004 88 80
2005 90 178
2006 77 224
2007 139 330
2008 173 399
2009 134 328
2010 207 410
2011 199 651
2012 223 553
2013 270 630
2014 293 555
2015 271 645
2016 325 892
2017 312 686
2018 372 676
2019 349 742
2020 413 730
2021 488 248

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Delhi ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in India and 522nd in the World with 3,476 publications made and 41,572 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, History, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 272 In India
#44 of 1,903 In Asia
#522 of 5,073 In the World

University of Delhi
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 9
1992 8 14
1993 9 6
1994 13 2
1995 8 7
1996 13 14
1997 20 15
1998 19 17
1999 26 14
2000 27 41
2001 27 45
2002 32 40
2003 33 54
2004 46 63
2005 43 80
2006 49 71
2007 66 111
2008 69 102
2009 76 109
2010 102 94
2011 106 195
2012 151 152
2013 171 133
2014 236 138
2015 229 105
2016 208 1540
2017 238 207
2018 286 301
2019 286 102
2020 308 663
2021 375 102

Medicine

The University of Delhi ranked 9th for Medicine in India and 795th in the World with 3,197 publications made and 69,946 citations received. Main research topics: Pharmacy, Immunology, Pharmacology, Oncology and Cancer research, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#9 of 321 In India
#225 of 1,964 In Asia
#795 of 4,739 In the World

University of Delhi
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 4
1992 25 9
1993 16 8
1994 13 5
1995 13 7
1996 20 26
1997 22 15
1998 21 16
1999 40 46
2000 24 37
2001 41 85
2002 35 48
2003 56 139
2004 59 103
2005 65 117
2006 52 88
2007 74 132
2008 83 199
2009 92 259
2010 102 301
2011 111 296
2012 122 253
2013 142 247
2014 191 332
2015 179 295
2016 196 1617
2017 171 996
2018 167 435
2019 180 334
2020 223 540
2021 313 234
Speciality India rank Asia rank World rank
Veterinary 9 56 259
Pharmacy 9 83 303
Toxicology 13 69 305
Forensic Science 12 60 317
Respiratory Therapy 3 85 404
Virology 7 130 505
Pharmacology 13 171 516
Critical Care Nursing 6 94 519
Healthcare Management (MHA) 5 70 549
Public Health 6 93 576
Immunology 4 169 595
Social Work 3 40 650
Dermatology 11 221 674
Pediatrics 11 195 707
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 10 274 719
Cosmetology 17 266 767
Epidemiology 9 211 790
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 137 795
Family medicine 9 167 798
Pathology 11 278 799
Anesthesiology 14 278 801
Cardiology 9 245 811
Radiation Therapy 12 288 824
Anatomy and Physiology 10 237 827
Urology 15 311 835
Oncology and Cancer research 12 304 845
Gerontology 5 167 886
Optometry 16 279 920
Surgery 14 308 925
Health Science 7 198 964
Physical Therapy 10 286 1112
Clinical Psychology 9 293 1239

Environmental Science

The University of Delhi ranked 11th for Environmental Science in India and 523rd in the World with 2,306 publications made and 52,018 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Agricultural Science, Ecology, Environmental Management.

Rank Ranking
#11 of 286 In India
#107 of 1,655 In Asia
#523 of 4,023 In the World

University of Delhi
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 20 9
1992 7 3
1993 10 2
1994 10 6
1995 8 10
1996 16 15
1997 16 16
1998 32 23
1999 25 18
2000 20 35
2001 14 61
2002 30 54
2003 33 133
2004 37 143
2005 30 79
2006 33 82
2007 33 97
2008 74 334
2009 55 319
2010 67 374
2011 98 374
2012 92 215
2013 90 253
2014 137 147
2015 119 276
2016 139 226
2017 156 285
2018 139 284
2019 143 244
2020 171 264
2021 257 106

Business

The University of Delhi ranked 1st for Business in India and 487th in the World with 2,103 publications made and 17,210 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Advertising.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 191 In India
#70 of 1,599 In Asia
#487 of 4,001 In the World

University of Delhi
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 3 0
1993 1 0
1994 3 3
1995 1 41
1996 4 4
1997 8 3
1998 11 15
1999 8 10
2000 7 7
2001 13 16
2002 13 21
2003 15 8
2004 21 41
2005 19 35
2006 18 40
2007 30 20
2008 55 48
2009 51 57
2010 68 67
2011 73 64
2012 132 146
2013 135 60
2014 237 128
2015 200 123
2016 194 89
2017 179 194
2018 136 149
2019 158 115
2020 127 71
2021 144 44

Economics

The University of Delhi ranked 1st for Economics in India and 245th in the World with 1,955 publications made and 20,694 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 136 In India
#22 of 1,160 In Asia
#245 of 3,039 In the World

University of Delhi
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 12
1992 7 3
1993 4 6
1994 4 6
1995 2 41
1996 6 3
1997 13 6
1998 11 13
1999 21 7
2000 13 49
2001 10 42
2002 11 17
2003 19 50
2004 26 23
2005 27 47
2006 22 44
2007 31 60
2008 49 28
2009 49 80
2010 66 78
2011 63 103
2012 103 141
2013 102 66
2014 191 109
2015 164 85
2016 148 41
2017 147 81
2018 131 66
2019 148 46
2020 134 77
2021 140 24

Mathematics

The University of Delhi ranked 10th for Mathematics in India and 677th in the World with 1,050 publications made and 8,516 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Operations Research.

Rank Ranking
#10 of 182 In India
#165 of 1,446 In Asia
#677 of 3,376 In the World

University of Delhi
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 12
1992 8 1
1993 2 1
1994 3 3
1995 2 0
1996 5 2
1997 3 0
1998 3 6
1999 5 4
2000 7 4
2001 7 11
2002 5 2
2003 16 11
2004 11 11
2005 12 8
2006 10 16
2007 16 11
2008 26 12
2009 21 15
2010 43 30
2011 33 28
2012 47 23
2013 39 49
2014 68 51
2015 64 71
2016 70 44
2017 63 49
2018 83 116
2019 79 61
2020 76 76
2021 117 40
Speciality India rank Asia rank World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 2 70 439
Actuarial Science 1 71 483
Applied Mathematics 9 150 564
Operations Research 11 152 594
Statistics 14 153 721
Blockchain and Cryptography 38 276 819
Math Teachers 2 397 1317

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Non-core subjects for the University of Delhi

Speciality India Asia World Rank
Cinematography 2 9 167
Literature 1 34 344
Information Technology 1 66 366
Creative Writing 1 34 518
Painting and Drawing 2 121 628
Sculpture 2 121 628
Sexology 3 44 676
Software Engineering 7 107 677
Illustration and Concept Art 2 141 698
Cyber Security 30 224 715
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 3 118 750
Social Psychology 1 83 800
Fashion Design 3 105 803
Child Psychology 2 73 820
Database Administration 14 214 824
Web Design and Development 24 255 845
Performing arts 1 64 847
Art & Design 4 148 856
Data Science 23 185 872
Machine Learning 32 256 877
Computer Science 19 236 899
Psychology 4 150 985
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 51 431 1191
Computer Vision 62 529 1263