The scope of this study is to provide a scholarly landscape of Indian universities and institutions of higher education based on ‘Indian Citation Index (ICI)’ database. Usually, the research output in the form of research articles emanates from academics and research establishments and is communicated mainly through journals. India’s 52 per cent research output is in journals published from India and 48 per cent CII – ICI Report 2017 Page 7 is in foreign journals . Interestingly, in majority academic or scholarly people of India and may be of elsewhere call such foreign journals as ‘international’ though, there is no such classification. Indian Citation Index (ICI) has been developed for facilitating the inclusion of 52 per cent share of India’s research papers output which was unaccounted for so far for producing comprehensive, complete and realistic research productivity scenario of the country.