IIT-KGP Most Employable Institute in India-QS Survey


According to a recent survey by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur has been crowned as the most employable institute in India and not far behind is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.  The QS Survey was primarily carried out to identify the rankings of different institutes across the globe, in terms of their graduate employability. Only two Indian Institutes viz., IIT-KGP & IIT Bombay managed to make it to the top 100 in the “Graduate Employability Rankings”. IIT Kharagpur has been placed at the 77th position while IIT Bombay has been placed at the 99th position in the QS Survey of Graduate Employability of Institutes across the world.

The Five Top Ranking Institutes as per the QS Survey:

The top five positions have been notched up by the following institutes:

  • Stanford University which is at Rank 1.
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which is at Rank 2.
  • The Harvard University which is at Rank 3.
  • The University of Cambridge which is at Rank 4.
  • The Yale University which is at Rank 5.

How has the QS Survey identified the Top Employable Institutes?

The QS Survey has relied on the responses of around 1,239 Universities and over 44,000 responses gathered from over a year to compile the QS Graduate Employability Ranking. The parameters that were reviewed by the UK-based provider of education services, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) include employers’ presence on campus, partnerships with employers, employer reputation, graduate employment rate and alumni outcomes. IIT Kharagpur managed to bag a respectable spot because of the employers’ presence and the pre-placement offers that were made to its students during the 2015-16 academic year.

Some of the other Indian Institutes that have also made their presence in the top 200 Employable Institutes across the globe include IIT Madras which has been ranked at 119, IIT Delhi which has been ranked at 160 and the University of Delhi which has been ranked at 175.

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