|Wednesday, 20 July 2011 18:50|
In the last two decades, India has produced some of the world’s finest industry professionals, particularly in the field of IT and engineering, who are highly sought after by companies in the Silicon Valley in the U.S. and the world over. Yet it managed to escape one of the maladies synonymous with such an achievement – brain drain. How was it possible?
Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) Advisor T V Mohandas Pai said this was because India has an excellent education system – an ecosystem that helps it retain the best and the brightest.
Good People, Good Pay
Naturally, Bangalore’s IT professionals are highly paid.
With hundreds of thousands of students graduating every year and job prospects in the best of multi-national corporations, India’s best students scramble to gain the edge that will give them an added advantage over their competitors. Academic excellence alone is insufficient, as it is simply too easily earned by many.
Ensuring Graduates Add To Human Capital
Meanwhile, the Manipal Education and Medical Group is set to open the Manipal International University (MIU) here in September. Its vice-chancellor, Dr Ravindra, said that MIU would engage the corporate sectors while determining university courses and syllabi to ensure marketability of its graduates. He said the move was in line with the Manipal Education Group’s philosophy of ensuring that their graduates were also adding value to the country’s human capital.