This scientometric study analyses the research productivity of the first ten NIRF ranking academic institutes in India using Web of Science (WoS) data. In particular, this study focused on research output in terms of the total number of publications as indexed in the Web of Science database, citations received, and research area. We examined 42300 publications downloaded from the Web of Science. The results show that the publications output of each institute is in increasing trend but yearly citations per publication are uniform. On the other hand, articles per journal statistics show that publications are scattered distributed in various journals, not centered on only a few preferred journals. For the classification of research publications by subject, we used a modified subject group, which is based on OECD and ESI of WoS. It has been seen that the productivity in chemical sciences is maximum which also supports the world report.