The Ivy Coach Daily

March 25, 2011

Students in India

Indian Students, Students from India, Applicants from India
Most students from India who complete their university studies in the United States return to India upon graduation.

A joint study by Rutgers University, Pennsylvania State University, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has found that the vast majority of students from India who pursue their university education in the United States choose to return to India upon the completion of their schooling. Writes S. Rajagopalan in Express Buzz, “Nearly 74 percent of the respondents plan to return to India eventually or had already done so, with most (53 percent of the whole sample) preferring to get a few years of work experience in the US prior to returning, the study noted. About 16 per cent said they were looking to find the best job, regardless of the location.”

It should be noted that this study’s sample of 1,000 respondents is only a small portion of the over 100,000 students from India studying in America’s graduate degree programs. And while President Obama may feel that “it makes no sense” to educate and train our potential competitors, we at Ivy Coach believe that it is the responsibility of America, home of the finest educational institutions in the world, to educate people from all nations.

Said President Obama in his 2011 State of the Union address, “Today, there are hundreds of thousands of students excelling in our schools who are not American citizens…[Some] come here from abroad to study in our colleges and universities. But as soon as they obtain advanced degrees, we send them back home to compete against us. It makes no sense.” We strongly disagree. To educate the citizens of the world, to provide them with the finest education available, is to make the world a better place, a less divided place. Ivy Coach works with students in India to gain admission to the American universities of their dreams.

Check out the Express Buzz article by S. Rajagopolan here. And check out our blog on university admission in India.

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