Monday, October 10, 2005

Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), world's 3rd best tech universities is reporting that a United Kingdom-based Times Higher Education Supplement has ranked the Indian Institutes of Technology as the third best technology universities in the world for 2005.

It is great to see other countries provide excellent technical education. It appears, about 25 to 30 percent IIT graduates leave India for US right after the graduation. IIT graduates are scattered across the high-tech world and can be seen aplenty in Silicon Valley and in organizations such as NASA, Microsoft, and IBM. The roster includes ace venture capitalist Vinod Khosla of Kleiner Perkins; Arun Netravali, former president of Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs; Rajat Gupta, former managing director of McKinsey; Gururaj Deshpande, founder of Sycamore Networks; Arun Sarin, CEO of Vodafone; Victor Menezes, senior vice chairman of Citigroup; and Raghuram Rajan, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Even the comic strip character Asok, from Dilbert, comes from IIT. No wonder Businessweek called IIT graduates one of the "hottest exports India has ever produced."


At 10:49 AM, Anonymous moose said...

we are venture capitalists located in washington, dc. We are interested in funding good promising commercial ventures (technology related). How can we spread this among IIT's students.

Dr. M. Soliman


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