Indian universities are losing ground to global competitors when it comes to preparing students for the modern workplace, according to a new “Global University Employability Ranking” study, produced by French HR consultancy Emerging.
Harvard University tops the list, followed by California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Leading in India are the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi and IIT Bombay.
India still only has three universities in the top 150 for performance in employability.
The report shows that successful universities value soft skills such as collaboration, teamwork and communication. Employers are also increasingly ranking critical thinking skills as very important.
The capacity to adapt to a changing world and to keep learning are seen as essential.
Most improved this year according to the rankings were universities in East Asia and parts of Europe.