The paper reviews the present status of Indian physics research, in particular its nature of research system, nature of institutions
involved, type of education offered and outturn at postgraduate and Ph.D level, the extent to which extra-mural funding support
is available from various governmental R&D agencies, and the nature of professional organizations involved. The study is based
on analysis of Indian physics output, as indexed in Expanded Science Citation Index (Web of Science) during 1993–2001. The
study also discusses various features of Indian physics research such as its growth in terms of research papers, institutional
publication productivity, nature of collaboration, and the quality and impact of its research output.