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Are competitive exams like GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL etc an invitation to Brain Drain?

Well, this is the biggest thing that has been in my mind lately. India has been a developing country since a lot of time. How far is this legible for a student in India to go abroad for studies and work there. The ladder to go for any courses abroad are the exams like GRE, TOEFL etc. In my view, they do contribute to brain drain unless a student finishes his/her studies and come back and work in India which is very rare. I have seen very bright students dream of going to US and get settled there. Why those people who shout about serving the nation and doing anything for the nation step back when the real time comes?

What do you guys think?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 19, 2012
...your argument assumes that the 'brains' that chose to go out of India are the only ones who could have contributed to India's development. The culture of 'patriotism' and 'serving the nation' is deliberately not cultivated at least in countries like India.

The problem of development of any country cannot be attributed to the people who go out of country; but the performance of those who work in their own country.
Ahh no you got me wrong. I am not saying that those who go out are the only brainy ones but brain drain is still an issue. We all know of the education system here. Then if someone goes out and gets much better education then why not come back and contribute here
The_Big_K
The problem of development of any country cannot be attributed to the people who go out of country; but the performance of those who work in their own country.
I loved this line really....
aarthivg
aarthivg • Mar 27, 2012
This was the topic for my GD
anyway ,If I say as an Indian, brain drain is a serious issue. But personally people who go to studies abroad get used to that environment, culture etc. They get a comfortable dust free environment and started liking that place.

Secondly, the society.
If a person finished his studies in abroad , returns to India ... He/ She will be framed as such... Since he/she dint get job over there, that's why returned to India.
tmaster
tmaster • Mar 27, 2012
Have you seen how the country treats those who choose to go into the organised sector in India?

If India wanted to prevent brain drain, they would treat the salaried and entrepreneur classes a bit better

Yet, all they are used as is for funding populist schemes while being given nothing in return
tmaster
tmaster • Mar 27, 2012
Nick_Sharma
Ahh no you got me wrong. I am not saying that those who go out are the only brainy ones but brain drain is still an issue. We all know of the education system here. Then if someone goes out and gets much better education then why not come back and contribute here
Because the govt. treats you like s**t
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • Mar 27, 2012
Nick_Sharma
Ahh no you got me wrong. I am not saying that those who go out are the only brainy ones but brain drain is still an issue. We all know of the education system here. Then if someone goes out and gets much better education then why not come back and contribute here
Why not build Taxashila and Nalanda here?
To an extent, this is kinda brain drain, if people study there and get employed there! One thing is, we can get more opportunities to explore in the field of education and moreover, industry ready! The best example would be MIT, having their own licence of Internet Software.

We have a bunch of IITs in India and does even one have their own licence? Any outcome of it? We are using jQuery almost daily worldwide. And Microsoft has also included it in their latest versions of Visual Studio! This is licensed under MIT Licence! Why not IITs could do something related? This is the reason India is bad in Academics.

Once an Indian gets educated out of India and comes here to start a business, yeah, it will not be a brain drain and it would be an addition to the Indian Industry... 😀 So, I guess, as said in 3 Idiots, if the Indian Education System gets matured, there won't be any brain drain and it would be great to have research oriented studies here... 😀

Makes sense??? 😀

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