The 1st stage of shortlisting of 235 institutes was done on the basis of cut-offs in the state and national level entrance tests as well as the publication count in the last four years i.e 2014-2017. Comprehensive isometrics were carried out to assess rank / score in different state exams ( eg- COMED-K / MH-CET ) and national entrance tests ( e.g- NEET ) and those of prominent Deemed & Pvt. Universities ( eg- Manipal University MU-OET ), that declare their cut-offs.The next level of analysis was carried out by looking at PubMed & Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science (WOS) for searching publication records. The WOS covers scholarly articles from over 33,000 referred journals and is considered to be one of the most trusted sources of citation analysis.For Ranking purpose, the publication records of Institutes were searched. The records from PubMed database were also searched in similar fashion.The 1st stage of shortlisting of 235 institutes was done on the basis of cut-offs in the state and national level entrance tests as well as the publication count in the last four years i.e 2014-2017. Comprehensive isometrics were carried out to assess rank / score in different state exams ( eg- COMED-K / MH-CET ) and national entrance tests ( e.g- NEET ) and those of prominent Deemed & Pvt. Universities ( eg- Manipal University MU-OET ), that declare their cut-offs.The next level of analysis was carried out by looking at PubMed & Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science (WOS) for searching publication records. The WOS covers scholarly articles from over 33,000 referred journals and is considered to be one of the most trusted sources of citation analysis.For Ranking purpose, the publication records of Institutes were searched. The records from PubMed database were also searched in similar fashion.