New Delhi: Two Indian institutions have made it to the top 100 list of the Global University Employability Ranking 2018, said reports on Thursday. The two to make the cut are Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.  IISc improved upon its last year’s ranking with its 48th position while IIT-Delhi broke into the elite list at 55. According to the Times of India report, IIT-Bombay dropped out of the list this year. Also Read - Coronavirus Crisis: IIT Delhi Makes Their Own Hand Sanitizers After Facing Shortage

The global employability ranking, designed by an HR consultancy, lists the top 150 institutions worldwide for employability, based on a global survey of around 7,000 recruitment and international managers from major businesses. However, India hasn’t been able to match the progress made by other nations of the region. Also Read - Trending News Today, March 15, 2020: IIT-Delhi Students Chant 'Jai Corona', Dance Merrily After Exams Get Cancelled Due To Coronavirus | Watch

Harvard is on the #1 spot in the 2018 listing, overtaking the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge both rose one place to third and fourth, while Stanford University climbed up two spots this year to reach the fifth place. Also Read - GATE 2020: Check Result on, Also View Question Papers And Final Answer Keys

South Korea’s performance has outperformed any other Asian nation. In 2011, it had just one representative in the top 150. This year, it has six – just one less than mainland China. The overall performance of its institutions in the 2018 table is up about two-fold. Hong Kong and Taiwan have also improved. Even as the US continues to dominate the ranking, the data analysis reveals a narrowing global employability gap.

The UK has managed to hold its position in this year’s ranking by retaining ten institutions. However, in 2011 it was the second-best represented nation globally, with 15 in the top 150. The country’s overall performance has declined since; more than any other European nation. Meanwhile, Germany has done well to become the second-most represented nation globally, after the US.