New Delhi: Graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay are one of the most employable globally, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 released Thursday said. IIT-Bombay has been ranked in the 101-110 band, improving from its last year’s position of 111-120.
This is the first time an Indian institute has reached closer to the global top 100 in the employability ranking, achieving a rank in the 101-110 bracket.
Delhi University, meanwhile, has the maximum number of successful alumni in India.
“India’s national employability leader — those implementing the nation’s strongest employability processes and achieving the strongest employability outcomes — is Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. It places in the 101-110 group, moving upwards towards the global top 100, was (110-120),” an official statement from QS read.
Two Indian institutions — IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi — are in the top 150. IIT-Delhi has jumped from its last year’s band of 151-160 to 131-140 this year. IIT-Madras has also improved its score from last year (171-180 band) to 151-160 this year.
The parameters used to calculate employability rankings are: Employer reputation (30% weightage), Alumni outcomes (25% weightage), Partnerships with Employers per Faculty (25% weightage), Employer/Student Connections (10% weightage) and Graduate employment rate (10% weightage).
Other Indian institutes that have made it to the top 500 are — IIT-Kharagpur and University of Delhi (both are in the 201-250 band), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, IIT-Kanpur and University of Mumbai in the 251-300 band, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and OP Jindal Global University in the 301-500 band.
IIT-B has ‘India’s highest caliber of graduates’
An official QS statement says the Graduate Employability Rankings is “designed to provide the world’s students with a unique tool by which they can compare university performance in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects.”
The statement further said that according to over 50,000 employers surveyed by QS, IIT-Bombay produces India’s highest caliber of graduates. It has also achieved a leading score for QS’s ‘Employer Reputation’ indicator (73.9/100), standing at 70th globally.
Three Indian universities, meanwhile, have achieved top-100 scores for QS’s ‘Alumni Outcomes’ metric, which measures the number of highly successful business leaders, philanthropists, creatives, high-wealth individuals, and entrepreneurs produced by each university. University of Delhi ranks 21st globally and No. 1 in India for this metric, scoring 96/100.
“Indian universities underperform in QS’s ‘Partnerships with Employers’ indicator, which captures the number of research engagements and work-placement partnerships formalized by each institution. Only one Indian university — IIT Bombay — achieves a top-200 score for this metric,” the statement added.
“With students becoming increasingly conscious of the competitiveness of the global graduate jobs market, and of the ever-increasing financial costs of their educational investment, it has become correspondingly crucial that independent data of this sort is available to them, so as to inform evidence-based decisions about their educational futures,” said Ben Sowter, Director of Research at QS.
(Edited by Neha Mahajan)