IIT Kharagpur has been ranked as top institution in India by QS Graduate Employability Ranking second time in a row in two consecutive years. It has featured in the range 81 - 90, the highest rank among Indian institutions, out of 300 universities from across the world and the only Indian institution in the top 100. The Institute which confers degree on nearly 2500 students each year maintains a successful track record of placement for students from the graduating batches enrolling for campus placement. It also excels in industrial research output and overall corporate relations which are
The top three universities ranked globally are Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University. IIT Kharagpur has been ranked among the peers such as University of Warwick, University of Calgary, University of Washington, etc.
The ranking parameters in which IIT Kharagpur has done exceptionally well are of Partnerships with Employers and Employer-Student Connections. IIT KGP has given particular emphasis on nurturing of employer-student relationship through special internship programmes and corporate relations programmes. The Institute has modified the academic curricula to accommodate project based learning which gives exposure to industry needs and problem solving attitude. This adds value to the overall aptitude and performance of the students in the process of recruitment. Additionally, research output of the Institute whether be publications or patents in collaborative research with the industry partners and other research by the faculty in areas of national and global issues, have made the Institute, a preferred destination for industry oriented research not just for corporate houses but also those graduates who look forward to enriching their research experience.
The other Indian institutions among the top 200 are IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur and University of Delhi.