US Ivy League Universities now Second Rate for Indians.


Dehli University - above the Ivies.

Times are changing – and top students in India are now resorting to US Ivy Leagues as the next best thing after rejections from the Dehli University.

From the NY Times:

NEW DELHI — Moulshri Mohan was an excellent student at one of the top private high schools in New Delhi. When she applied to colleges, she received scholarship offers of $20,000 from Dartmouth and $15,000 from Smith. Her pile of acceptance letters would have made any ambitious teenager smile: Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Duke, Wesleyan, Barnard and the University of Virginia.

But because of her 93.5 percent cumulative score on her final high school examinations, which are the sole criteria for admission to most colleges here, Ms. Mohan was rejected by the top colleges at Delhi University, better known as D.U., her family’s first choice and one of India’s top schools.

“Daughter now enrolled at Dartmouth!” her mother, Madhavi Chandra, wrote, updating her Facebook page. “Strange swings this admission season has shown us. Can’t get into DU, can make it to the Ivies.”

Full story.


2 thoughts on “US Ivy League Universities now Second Rate for Indians.

  1. Its truly strange that India has to sacrifice its talent to the Ivies of the whatever Universities in the West. When will India learn and understand that structuring more and more of Good Universities will strengthen the backbone of the nation. Due to lack of planning , I presume, India is losing out its well placed talent to foreign locations. Now, very slight chances for the likes of Moulshri to be back to India , a talent gone , a talent wasted. India.

    • That is of course another and very interesting perspective to the story. And one might presume that things will change in India pretty soon – if there is demand and money to be made – and the prestige of top Indian Universities really surpasses those of the west in a growing number of regions. And if companies keep growing in size and influence, and spur even greater efforts into education and research.

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