HERE IS AN EXCELLENT VIEW FROM AN INSIDER WHO MOURNS THE FLIGHT OF TALENT FROM INDIA.
INDEED, THIS IS THE FACT, BUT WHO IS THE CULPRIT?
SUCH GOOD VOICES ARE HEARD ONLY AT THE GRASS ROOTS LEVEL. WHEN GOOD POINTS ARE NOT TAKEN UP AND NOTHING HAPPENS, YEAR AFTER YEAR, DECADE AFTER DECADE, PEOPLE GET FED UP AND "COMMIT SUICIDE" OR VANISH. UNFORTUNATELY, THE LIFE SPAN OF AN INDIVIDUAL IS VERY LIMITED.
WHERE POWER AND BRAODCASTING LIE, THEY ARE THE ENEMY AND DO NOT WISH THE INTELLIGENTSIA AND THE EXPERTS TO INVEST IN INDIA.
WHATEVER IS HAPPENING DESPITE THEIR RULERS' ILL WILL, IS DUE TO THE INITIATIVE OF THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES WHO ARE STILL "STRUGGLING & FIGHTING" FOR THE RIGHT TO DUAL NATIONALITY.
INDIA'S TOP TWO, ABDUL KALAM AND SONIA KHAN, HAVE NO HEART IN THE NATION BUT ONLY IN PURSUING THEIR OWN HIDDEN AGENDA, I.E., TO SEE THE HINDUS DIVIDED, WEAKENED, CONFUSED AND SMASHED.
PLEASE ENJOY THIS FRESH VIEW ON THE TOPIC:
I am presently persuing my btech from an iit (INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOTHY) in computer science.
As far as I feel an institute like iit is established with an idea of creating responsible citizens who can lead the nation, not just in technology but in other fields (including politics) too.
If we just look at what iit's have delivered, we'll find that they have terribly failed. Many of us at iit's feel that usa (THE UNITED STATES) is our home and we are here just to go to our home. I would like to quote someone,
"Indians are making fools of themselves. They filter the cream of talent through the toughest IIT-JEE exams. Then they train them in IITs at Indian Taxpayers cost. And then feel proud by exporting them to build the economy of another country. What did India get in return? How many IITians are contributing in development of India?
I subscribe to the views of this person. If all this continues, our dream (atleast mine) of living in a developed india may seem a bit difficult.
We somehow need to stop these people from deserting india when she needs them the most. The biggest problem is that there is so much of hype regarding iit that when after passing one of the most competitive exams in india ie iit-jee, a student enters iit, he/she feels that
'it was not the place I was hoping for...I need something better than this..so what can be better than iit...probably nothing in india..=> go for States'
this hype must go.
The first thing is we want to have the best brains of india as mtech/phd students at iit and not in US.
The taboo at iit's is only a third grade btech who is not able to get a schol abroad (first priority) or is not able to get a decent job (second priority) would think of doing a mtech/phd from iit. A strong feeling is that iit's are not good graduate schools.
What I feel is that it is not the stone/bricks/cement which make a school great, but it is the students which a institute produces makes it great. So, as long as the second grade talent will keep coming for pg studies in iit's, the scenario isn't going to change.
As far as the btech's from iit's are considered, the only thing that they get more at iit than if they were at some rec is a brand-name and probably better computer-skills (note for iitians: think frankly and practically, you'll find it to be true).
Infact, it won't make much difference if these iit's scrap the btech programs and let it remain only with the rec's. IIT's must concentrate only on research and development and not waste money on undergradute studies.
I would like to clarify a doubt raised by one of my friends on this group. He feels that most of the resources are spent on the mtech's. Let me tell him that the stipend paid to the mtech students are negligible infront of what is spent on faculty, staff, infrastructure including hostels and messes (yes we get food in our mess after 80% rebate), a large chunk of which goes in for ug's. I don't want to take up a bout on the issue but the only point I wish to make is that if the money that is being spent on creating btech for US, were spent on for 'some more research work' and the persons involved 'were amongst the best in india', the picture must have had been different.
We need to filter the talents gradually, so that when these talents discover themselves they are already doing mtech/phd's from iit. This will produce much better group of engineers wishing to stay in india, which will ultimately solve the problem of good teachers at most of the colleges in india and also research work in india will certainly go up that what it is at present.