The prestigious IIT Delhi has been ranked by the Times Higher Education (THE) amongst the top 150 universities in the world on the employability scale. THE ranked IIT Delhi 145th on the basis of the top companies that recruit students from the premier technical institution.
IIT Delhi has been ranked before IIT Bombay – which is at the 148th position – in the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking 2017. According to the new list, the position if IIT Bombay has declined in the Times Higher Education rankings despite maintaining a place in the top 150 universities.
IIT Mumbai was ranked 90 on the employability scale in the Times Higher Education Global University Employability List 2015.
THE Global Employability Rankings 2017 were published on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The list caught the attention of educationalists as the employability ranks of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay slipped in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings that were released in September 2017.
QS had placed the two institutes in the 191-200 band of universities in 2017. However, in 2016, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay were amongst the top 101-150 category in the QS Employability rankings. Other institutes also had different rankings in QS and THE.
According to THE, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore was ranked 29th in the 2017 global list, whereas, the institute has been placed in the 301-500 universities slab by QS this year. However, both the agencies do not provide the reasons behind the change in rankings.
Data Editor of the Times Higher Education, Simon Baker, said that Asian universities, especially those in China, South Korea and Taiwan have made a lot of progress this year. He also added that these universities have become a big name amongst the global recruiters.