At higher education front, Himachal Pradesh has been focusing on delivering quality education and research. Currently, the state has over 25 prominent institutions which are dealing with higher education. In this study, an effort is being made to know the research output of the 10 prominent institutions of the state. The data for the period from 2001 to 2015 were extracted from the Scopus. The analysis for assessing the total number of publications, citations, cited rate, an average annual growth rate of publications was derived for an individual institute. The degree of author collaboration for each institute was also assessed. On basis of quantity (Publications) and quality (Citations received) of research output, a ranking of studied institutions was also derived. The first rank was accommodated by Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology India, Kangra and last rank attained by Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan.