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Ties That Bind Foreign Universities and Indian Students

Students are attracted by employment opportunities available to them during and after pursuing any degree abroad

Then prime minister Indira Gandhi inspecting the layout plan of IIT, Delhi

Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, Parag Agarwal and Jay Chaudhary: what do these names have in common? Sure, they are names to reckon with across various spectrums—tech, politics and business—but, there is a ringing undertone to their names. They all are of Indian origin. While some of them moved out of their homeland for higher education, others got the tag as a legacy, given that their parents made the choice, and are now second-generation immigrants. The bottom line, however, remains that the lure of moving to a foreign land for education has persisted across generations. The reasons are aplenty.