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IISc Bengaluru, 6 IITs in top 500 universities in world in QS Employability rankings

IBEF:  September 24, 2021

Twelve Indian schools, including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru and six Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), are among the top 500 universities in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022, which were released on Thursday, 23rd September 2021.

The rating places IIT Bombay first among Indian institutions.

While three central universities — Delhi University, University of Mumbai, and University of Calcutta — have made the list, OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat, and BITS Pilani are among the private universities.

IIT Bombay (ranked 101-110), IIT Delhi (131-40), IIT Madras (151-60), IIT Kharagpur (201-50), IIT Kanpur (251-300), and IIT Roorkee (500) are among the six IITs.

The 301-500 category includes IISc Bengaluru and OP Jindal Global University.

The rankings of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, and the University of Mumbai range between 251-300.

In a comment on its website, London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) stated, “As the globe recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the necessity of graduating with the skills and characteristics demanded by modern businesses has probably never been stronger.”

“Each of the top colleges has shown its capacity to generate graduates with the “soft skills” needed in modern workplace. Given the strong competition for graduate jobs throughout the world, students should think about how their institution can help them prepare for full-time employement by linking them with global companies and ensuring they have the required skills and knowledge” It added.

QS considers how well-respected the institutions are among employers, whether they are nurturing high-achievers, how connected the institutions are to companies, and how attractive the institution's recent graduates are to employers when determining these employability rankings of higher education institutions around the world.

To compute the scores for GER 2022, QS used the following variables and weightings: employer reputation (30%), alumni outcomes (25%), partnerships with employers per faculty (25%), employer-student linkages (10%), and graduate employment rate (10%).

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.