The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 list has been released today. As per the latest update, 12 Indian universities and institutes featured on the global list of 550 institutes highlighting graduate employment processes and outcomes. Three Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) — Bombay, Delhi and Madras have been ranked among the global top 200.
“India’s national employability leader – those implementing the nation’s strongest employability processes and achieving the strongest employability outcomes – IIT Bombay,” said QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, in a statement.
According to over 50,000 employers surveyed by QS, it is IIT Bombay that produces India’s highest calibre of graduates. It achieves the nation’s leading score for QS’s Employer Reputation indicator (73.9/100, 70th globally), the survey stated.
IIT Bombay is followed by its sister campus in Delhi, which has jumped from the 151-160 band in 2020 to the 131-140 group in 2022. IIT Madras, too, has risen from the 171-180 band to the 151-160 category.
“IIT Delhi is happy to jump by 20 places in the QS Graduate Employability rankings. We have been consistently improving our rankings in both domestic and international rankings in the last few years. We have taken various measures in the last few years and they are beginning to show their impact,” said V Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi.
IIT Madras achieves India’s highest location-adjusted Graduate Employment Rate score (100/100, 4th globally). It is the only Indian institution to achieve a top-50 score for this metric.
Ben Sowter, Director of Research at QS, said: “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.”
“The data that contributes to this ranking shows that Indian universities are consistently producing high numbers of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and other highly successful individuals. However, with consistently low scores in our Partnerships with Employers indicator, it is also clear that India’s higher education leadership must strive to create stronger links with industry, facilitating more employer-student connection opportunities on campus,” Sowter added.