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@Neha • 29 Apr, 2006
hi Guys,
neha is back again with a new debatable what does CEans have to say considering higher education......It should be done in india or abroad??
@Kaustubh Katdare • 29 Apr, 2006 to be honest ...

a bit emotional for CEans from India 😀

Well, I think the answer to this quesion is : Wherever it is available! India is still a developing country and we have a long way to go to catch with the developed countries.

Therefore, its just a matter of availability. If advance concepts of nanotechnology are not yet available in India, you got no choice but to go to abroad to study them.

Talk about MBA. We have world class IIMs. But they do not come in top 20 MBA colleges across the world. The method of selecting & teaching candidates for MBA course is totally different in India & abroad. What suits to an Indian company may not be taught in Harward. I hope I'm making myself clear. 😀

Well, I'm already thinking about topic "Do we need higher education?" 😁

-The Big K-
@Jerry • 30 Apr, 2006 welcome back neha. we have a number of Indians in our organization who did their post graduation here in US. I agree with big k about his point on availability of technology & education.

US is liberal in welcoming students from all over the world to its institutes. From my personal observation, the aim of foreign students coming to US for studies is to get a job with companies here. It shouldn't matter where you do your higher studies.

@sristi • 02 May, 2006 i think country wont be a constraint if one wants to go for higher studies..obviosly one will choose the best of the options available..i agree with big B ..

a bit emotional for CEans from India 😀

Well, I think the answer to this quesion is : Wherever it is available! India is still a developing country and we have a long way to go to catch with the developed countries.

Therefore, its just a matter of availability. If advance concepts of nanotechnology are not yet available in India, you got no choice but to go to abroad to study them.

-The Big K-
@Anil Jain • 02 May, 2006 I have slightly different views...
Lemm'e explain them...

If we will talk about the Techi stuff....i guess... except MIT no other institue is there in the world who will compare the IIt's ...atleast in academic standerd.
than one will say why people use to go abroad for studies....???
the reason is Job and money....if one spent 1 dollar and will get 1000 in response why wont he go abroad... but if one dont want money aspects....and eager to study here in India only than no doubt IITS are the among the best institutes..
You can see some of Big shots from IIt's

If we will talk about doubt that other universities of world are good....but that is because they teach you more practical knowledge....and in IIMS relatively less practical work is there...Abroad chances of Big Big with higher salaries are there in IIMS....Salary is good...but as India is a devloping country its good is still relatively lesser than the USA's normal... is going for commerce...say econiomics...than must say that there are not many good name in India....

Now in nutshell....Chances in India are not so bad.....if one want to gain knowledge....but chances in India...of money making is no where compare to decision is in your hand....which way to go....
I personally prefers....Knowledge...that is .....INDIA......

@Pensu • 12 Apr, 2010 Well.....i think if you want to go for higher studies then go wherever it is available.You have of get education,no matter from where you get it.
Ya you can ask this question when someone goes for a job like to do work in India or abroad!!!!
@Harshit_Shah • 12 Apr, 2010 I currently stay in India. Even I am wanting to go to the US for pursuing my Masters in Computer Science but I've heard many people saying once you go abroad you never return back to India. Who would want to leave such a luxurious life and return to India? But those who believe Life is only in India won't be planning to go there and that's a fact..! So at present I've postponed my plans of higher studies abroad. I don't know if I am right or wrong but people here in India know what life and society is all about though opinions may vary..!
@Harshit_Shah • 12 Apr, 2010 My plans for studying abroad changed a bit after reading the following which I recieved as a mail from a friend:


Bitter Reality

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in
Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the
land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it
was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I
would be staying in this country for about Five years in which
time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India.

My father was a government employee and after his retirement,
the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom flat.

I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started feeling
homesick and lonely as the time passed. I used to call home and
speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone
cards. Two years passed, two years of Burgers at McDonald's and
pizzas and discos and 2 years watching the foreign exchange
rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.

Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have
only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within
these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight.
Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for
all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be
talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through
all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting
shorter I was forced to select one candidate.

In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get
married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After
the marriage, it was time to return to USA, after giving some
money to my parents and telling the neighbors to look after
them, we returned to USA.

My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she
started feeling lonely. The frequency of calling India
increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our
savings started diminishing.

After two more years we started to
have kids. Two lovely kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us
by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked
me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.

Every year I decide to go to India… But part work part
monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting
India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a
message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I
couldn't get any holidays and thus could not go to India ... The
next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there
was no one to do the last rights the society members had done
whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed
away without seeing their grand children.

After couple more years passed away, much to my children's
dislike and my wife's joy we returned to India to settle down.
I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my
savings were short and the property prices had gone up during
all these years. I had to return to the USA...

My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to
stay in India... My 2 children and I returned to USA after
promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.

Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an
American and my son was happy living in USA... I decided that
had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India... I
had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom flat in a
well-developed locality.

Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the flat is
for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife
has also left me and gone to the holy abode.


I wondered was it worth all this?

My father, even after staying in India,

Had a house to his name and I too have
the same nothing more.

I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.

Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing.
This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these
children are losing their values and culture because of it. I
get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. Well
at least they remember me.

Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will
be performing my last rights, God Bless them.

But the question
remains 'was all this worth it?'

I am still searching for an answer.................!!!





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