Times Higher Education: IIT-Delhi most employable institute in country

Times Higher Education: IIT-Delhi most employable institute in country

November 20, 2020

As per the recently released Employability rankings 2020, India is the 15th most employable country in the world. India was ranked 23rd in 2010.

The most employable institute in India is IIT-Delhi, which has attained the 27th rank worldwide. The report termed IIT-Delhi as “a microcosm of India’s success story in the past 10 years”.

“Employability Rankings 2020: Glad to share that India has been featured among the top 15 countries with universities producing the most employable graduates. India has improved its ranking from 23 in 2010 to 15 in 2020,” Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted.

As for individual universities, IIT Delhi climbed from 54th in 2019 to 27th in 2020 while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has slid from rank 43 in 2019 to rank 71 in 2020.

IIT Bombay has also made an entry in the top 150 at number 128. It was ranked 153 in 2019. IIT Kharagpur and Amity University have made their debut into the top 250 rankings – IIT Kharagpur at 195 and Amity at 236 ranks.

While Germany, mainland China, South Korea, and India are among the most progressive performers, US and UK are seeing a decline in employability rankings, according to a 10-year study by French consultancy group Emerging and published by the Times Higher Education (THE).

The US country score has fallen by 51 percent in the last 10 years while the UK’s country score dropping by 46 percent.

The study also states that when it comes to the UK, “Despite the likes of the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and Imperial College London improving or maintaining positions in the top 20 since 2019, the UK has fallen from the second spot in 2010 to fourth in 2020 in terms of the best-performing countries and regions for employability.”

Despite the dip, it is the US-based California Institute of Technology has attained first place to become the most employable university in the world. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has gained the second position and Harvard University secured the third spot.

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