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27 November 2015

Students of IIT Kharagpur most employable: Study

Quodsi everti ancillae vim qui lorem persius petentium Students of IIT Kharagpur most employable: Study

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ENA)  An international survey of higher educational institutions has rated IIT Kharagpur as the most employable institution in the country, followed by IITs in Bombay, Madras and Delhi.

From among top world institutions, IIT Kharagpur was ranked 77; IIT Bombay 93, IIT Madras 119, IIT Delhi 160 and University of Delhi 175, according to QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Graduate Employability Rankings released on Thursday.

The employability ranking is based on five criteria - Employer Reputation (30 per cent); Partnerships with Employers (25 per cent); Alumni Outcomes (20 per cent); Employers’ Presence on Campus (15 per cent) and Graduate Employment Rate 10 (per cent).

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Graduate Employability Rankings is a pilot initiative intended to design a new approach for evaluating employability in university rankings.

Employability has been a hot topic for the Higher Education industry for years. With far easier access to a far broader selection of universities, it became an even more relevant aspect of students’ decision making. QS has been measuring employability in all of its rankings, with our Employer Reputation Survey running for over 20 years. But given the public’s special interest in this topic, it was time to expand the analysis, step out of the comfort zone, and create a new, specific ranking.

The primary aim of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings is to help students make informed choices for their educational futures based specifically on the ability of their chosen university to help them succeed in the employment market. Thorough research conducted over the course of 13 months saw consultation with, and input from, academics, university representatives, companies, students and alumni.

For the first edition of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings over 47,000 employer survey responses have been analysed and over 16,000 alumni tertiary degrees mapped. 139,528 partnerships between employers and universities have been analysed, 1,239 universities considered, and 723 evaluated. Now, QS have published the top 200 worldwide institutions, coming from 36 countries.

Stanford University takes the lead in this edition, followed by fellow American institutions MIT and Harvard University. Cambridge is in fourth place, with Yale completing this year’s top five. This new initiative also produced some surprises, with 22 institutions ranked below the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings placing in top-50 positions in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.  (ENA Bureau)

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