KOLKATA: IIT Kharagpur was rated the most employable institute in the country by an international survey for higher educational institutions on Thursday.
It is also the only other institute apart from IIT Bombay to make it to the top 100 of the global employability rankings.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which released its first ever Graduate Employability Rankings on Thursday, placed IIT Kharagpur at 77 and IIT Bombay at 93.
The other Indian institutes to figure on the list are IIT Madras (rank 119), IIT Delhi (160) and University of Delhi (175).
The top five ranks were grabbed by Stanford University, MIT, Harvard University, University of Cambridge and Yale University.
With a score of 51.0, IIT Kharagpur rubs shoulders with the likes of University of Liverpool (score 53), University of Lancaster (52.9) and Pennsylvania State University (52).
IIT Kharagpur scored impressively in parameters like ‘graduate employability rate’ and ’employers’ presence’. The fact that it managed the highest number of pre-placement offers for the 2015-16 session among all IITs drew the attention of QS. The survey also took into account the fact that it has the highest number of graduates among the IITs and on an average 1500 of its students get jobs every year with impressive compensation packages.
“The students of IIT Kgp are all talented. It is our interdisciplinary approach and the compulsory industrial internships that they go for which makes our students ready for their new jobs,” director P P Chakraborty told TOI on Thursday.
In its maiden project, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings survey analyzed over 44,000 responses from 1,239 universities. Experts took a year to conduct thorough investigations before reaching their conclusions. The methodology included parameters like employer reputation, partnerships with employers, alumni outcomes, employers’ presence on campus and graduate employment rate. The report was released on Thursday at the Young Universities Forum in Melbourne.