This article is a study about research performance of Central Universities in India. The data were collected from Indian Citation Index, which compiled records for the period 2015-2016. There are 47 central universities are functioning across the country. Article publications which are indexed at Indian Citation Index were taken for the study as university wise, individual author performance, dominant subject, citation, citation per article, etc. This article trying to give a clear picture of research performance of central universities based on the publications, which are indexed at Indian Citation Index.