IITD in top 100 of Global University Employability Ranking

IIT Delhi has made it to the top 100 of the Global University Employability Ranking 2018. Placed at 53 in the list of 150, IIT Delhi has made a phenomenal jump this year from a 145 rank last year.

The annual ranking – produced by HR consultancy, Emerging, and published by Times Higher Education (THE) – lists the top 150 institutions worldwide for employability, based on a global survey of around 7,000 recruitment and international managers from major businesses.

This year, new time series analysis reveals countries’ overall performance since the first edition of the survey and ranking in 2011, based on their representation and positions (methodology and table below).

The 2018 global listing is topped by Harvard University, which climbs one spot to switch places with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Laurent Dupasquier, Managing Partner at Emerging, said: “Today’s digital world makes for a constantly evolving workplace – the skills required in many roles will need regular updating and it has become impossible to determine which of them will change tomorrow, and how. While digital skills are increasingly valued by recruiters, more than anything, universities must instil in students the capacity to adapt and keep learning: these will be crucial skills for success not only to cope but thrive in a transforming workplace. The university-industry collaboration will also be of increasing value, in order to provide students with the necessary on-the-ground experience.”

Simon Baker, Data Editor at Times Higher Education (THE) said: “The new data analysis reveals a substantial global shift in graduate employability this decade. We see a dramatically improved performance within East Asia and parts of Europe. By-and-large, the highest risers are those equipping students with softer skills increasingly favoured among recruiters, such as teamwork –combined with the strongest possible industry experience.”

The global top 10 of the 2018 employability ranking now spans five countries – up from four last year.

And while the US continues to dominate the ranking, the time series data analysis reveals a swiftly narrowing global employability gap.

IIT Delhi was recently declared as an Institute of Eminence by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Some of the key areas that the institute will work on are advanced state of art labs, sustainable technology development, high-performance computing system, high-end research facilities in nanomaterials, healthcare, energy & environment and manufacturing. There are plans to spruce the infrastructure facilities both in terms of housing and academic centers.

IIT Delhi is known for its key contributions to the country’s developmental challenges by virtue of having some of the best students and faculty in the country, proximity to the problems and ability to interact with policy makers and civil society.

Emerging and link to the full results at