New Delhi: IIT-Bombay students are the most employable among Indian graduates, followed by their peers from the institute’s Delhi and Madras branches, according to the QS World Employability Rankings 2020 released this week.
IIT-Bombay, whose graduates also topped the previous edition of the rankings among Indian institutes, has improved its position since: The institute is in the 111-120 bracket, up from last year’s 141-150.
IIT-Delhi, meanwhile, is in the 151-160 bracket, the same as last year. IIT-Madras, at number three among Indian institutes, is placed in the 171-180 bracket, a slight improvement from last year, when it was in the 181-190 bracket.
The list altogether names 10 Indian institutes, including five IITs. The other seven are University of Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, University of Mumbai, Indian Institute of Science, IIT-Kanpur, and University of Calcutta, in that order.
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Released by the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a higher learning marketing company, the employability rankings judge institutions on five parameters, including employer-student connection, alumni outcome, employer reputation, partnership with employers, and graduate employment rate. According to the QS website, the highest weight (30 per cent) is given to employer reputation.
“The employer reputation metric is based on almost 45,000 responses to the QS Employer Survey, and asks employers to identify those institutions from which they source the most competent, innovative, effective graduates,” the QS website states. The employer survey is the world’s largest of its kind.
According to the rankings, IIT-Bombay had an employer reputation score of 63.3.
Globally, the top three slots on the list are held by American institutes: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is first, like last year, Stanford University is second, and University of California is number three.