As the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) here is turning 25, it has been recognised as the institution with the “highest impact” based on a study of the Science Citation Index for 2010-11.

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has the highest number papers published.

The rating was arrived at after an analysis of 90,958 papers published by Indian scientists in 2010-11.

C.N.R. Rao, head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and founder-director of the JNCASR, said this recognition marked a major scientific achievement.

He was speaking at a press conference on Friday to announce the silver jubilee programmes.

12 patents

Over the years, the JNCASR has filed 150 patent applications and received 12 patents from various countries.

Two of them were received last week from the United States, Prof. Rao said. It was looking for partners to convert these findings into technology that could reach people.

Prof. Rao said India made great strides in nanotechnology and stood third in the world, while it figured nowhere 10 years ago. This was an area where the JNCASR had contributed significantly. In the last 25 years, the institute had taken up specialised research in several areas, including specific strains of the HIV virus.

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