India, according to report published in Times of India, features among top 15 countries with universities producing the most employable graduates. In the Employability Rankings 2020, India has improved its ranking from 23 in 2010 to 15 in 2020, even as UK and US varsities showed decline.
TOI reported that the study by Times Higher Education (THE) and French consultancy, Emerging, for most employable locations for higher education, shows how top institutions in the US and the UK have masked the general decline of American and British universities in terms of employability. Countries which have been taking employability more seriously over the past 10 years are becoming more attractive than the US and the UK for students.
India has been one of the high performers for employability over the last decade along with Germany (ranked 3rd), China (5th) and South Korea (9th).
India also increased its representation in the top 250 universities worldwide – from four in 2019 to six in 2020. A notable performer is IIT-Delhi, which ranked 149th in 2014 and moved up to 27th in 2020.
As the Covid-19 situation has made the challenge of finding work difficult for graduates, the study says students and parents are even more driven by the ability to get job rather than the reputation of a university.
Although California Institute of Technology (1st), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2nd) and Harvard University (3rd) continue to dominate the podium, there has been a general decline in higher education in the US. Its country score fell by 51% in the last 10 years — from 4,227 in 2010 to 2,067 in 2020. The UK, too, where a small group of elite institutions are covering the general decline of its higher education system, fell from 2nd position in 2010 to 4th in 2020 in terms of best performing countries for employability.