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Improved hiring sentiment at IITs, IIMs points to better times ahead for Indian economy

2020-12-10T07:50:05+00:00December 7th, 2020|The Big Story - India Global Business|

IIT students have received more than 600 job offers this year. Several fresh engineering grads have bagged salaries at par with those offered at the Ivy Leagues. This trend is also evident at the IIMs. These trends show that most companies are optimistic about the future.

India to lay out the red carpet for foreign universities

2020-08-20T05:01:21+00:00August 4th, 2020|The Big Story - India Global Business|

The New Education Policy announced by the Modi government has allowed foreign universities to open campuses in India. This can raise the standards of higher education in the country and help it become a higher education hub in Asia. But the government will have to clarify the fine print before the first such institution opens its doors.

Indian universities fall behind in global rankings

2020-03-16T10:21:58+00:00October 27th, 2017|2017/2018, More from this edition, October 2017, Year|

After years of gradually creeping up the worldwide charts of higher education, India suffered a small setback in the latest ranking. India’s performance in world university rankings has registered a decline, with its share of universities falling from 31 to 30 in the global 1,000 list topped by the University of Oxford and Cambridge, according to latest data released recently. The annual ‘World University Rankings’ released by ‘Times Higher Education’ found that India’s flagship institution, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), fell from the 201-250 band to 251-300 [...]

The craze for that foreign degree

2018-08-02T10:48:44+00:00June 15th, 2017|2017/2018, June 2017, Sector Focus/Education, Year|

The love for foreign education among upwardly mobile Indians is not new, but with the economy prospering and domestic education not keeping pace with aspirations, it has turned into a near obsession. Every year, more than 250,000 students venture out of India in search of better education in universities in the US, Europe, South East Asia and Australia. These numbers makes India the country with the highest student mobility in tertiary education after China. It should not necessarily come as [...]

India comes to grips with creating world-class universities

2018-10-31T14:24:06+00:00October 18th, 2016|2016, India-EU, India-UK, October 2016, Special Edition - November 2016, Year|

Indian universities have had the dubious distinction of lagging far behind on global rankings for decades. However, this year marked a significant shift, with a record 31 making the grade in the definitive ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ for 2016. ‘India Global Business’ looks into what is behind India being branded the “star” of South Asia this year. The Indian Parliament had recently passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2016, which is hoped to mark a watershed moment [...]