外文标题：Chinese outstrip Indians in Ivy League
MUMBAI: For thousands of Indian students, a Harvard degree, a scholarship from Yale, an acceptance letter from Brown, or being a freshman at Princeton may be the ultimate dream, but when it comes to realizing it, desis seem to lag the Chinese.
While the share of Chinese students on the elite and exclusive club of Ivy League campuses has risen steadily over the last decade (2003-13), the rise in the number of Indians has been marginal. In 2013, Chinese (8,549) made up an impressive 27% of the population at the Ivies in 2013, while Indians (3,064) comprised about 9.7% of all international students at the colleges. Over the last decade, the Chinese have improved their share three-fold, whether in undergraduate programmes, graduate schools or non-degree courses. In comparison, the number of Indians has inched up gradually, from 7.9%.
"Over a 10-year period (2003-13), the proportion of Chinese and Indian students at Ivy League institutions has risen from 22% to 37% of all international students at the universities," said Rajika Bhandari, deputy vice-president, research and evaluation, Director, Center for Academic Mobility Research at the Institute of International Education. "During the period, the proportion of Chinese at these institutions rose from 14% to 27%, whereas the number of Indians remained between 8 and 10%."
However, the data does not conclusively tell if Chinese students are more attracted to the Ivy League than Indians or if their increasing presence in the League has to do with their rising numbers in the US.
This can also mean that Indian education system is good enough and students don't need to go abroad! If you see today, most of the people doing big in India today are mostly Indian graduates from India.
We can interpret it another way, the QUALITY of education inside India has improved so lesser students try to go to IVY league. It does a lot of good to Indian institutions as best and brightest opt to study in India. Ultimately it is Indian institutes who have to teach Indians not US, UK or Rest of Europe..
This is an absurd comparison - India has many good Universities, apart from snob value and possibly opening doors to immigration to the US Indian students would be better off studying in India. This is a useless report.
Ravichandran Rajamannar (Unknown)
They have stripped us every where and on all counts
Interesting facts. Indian students should strive hard to get this trend reversed.
SATAN Giri (UK)
Lot of Indians prefer to stay in India as still the country has lot of international standard institution and still growing....
Raman Govindan (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)
nothing surprising! their PPP GDP is almost 4 times that of an average Indian! they can afford to spend more on education! in India only students from middle class or upper middle class go to USA for education! still it is a welcome sign! for the fact that Indian spend their hard earned dollars on higher education or at a better equipped institution abroad!
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this could be attributed to falling rupee against dollar which is not the case with Chinese yuan. an MBA from a reputed US university costs around 70 to 80 lacs. so only rich and talented students can afford it. and Chinese are in better position when it comes to one's financial than poor Indians.
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Neptune INDIA (Unknown)
Statistics are just like bikini, what they reveal is suggestive and what they conceal is vital.
Doctor Who (Bangalore)
Ivy leagues are private institues. Private institutes follow money.......i.e. chinese market......
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Dharmesh Pandya (Ahmedabad)
China is overtaking everything which once was our monopoly..We have to do something that can keep them behind !!!!!
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Bipin Rana (Unknown)
Start investing in education sector and stop this brain drain and forex drain as well.
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thats coz Indians are smart.. they dont waste their money at ivy league..
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Chinese are definitely smarter race
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Techno kachori (Delhi) replies to cuncolkar
ya smarter to copy and proceed. So, they have high probability of making same mistakes which the originals made
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Gautam Das ()
However, the chinese are still behind the Indians when it comes to Silicon Valley start-ups.
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Sandeep Singh (Location) replies to Gautam Das
Just wait few years more
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Ananth (Blore) replies to Sandeep Singh
We will also progress right... provided good leadership
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Abhijay Singh (Unknown)
Actually Chinese don't have many reputed graduates colleges in their country so their public run there and we have so many of the best colleges. So why run there.
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JB (Pune) replies to Abhijay Singh
If China does not have good institutes how come hundreds of Indian students are going to China for medical studies? They could have been larger if learning Chinese was not mandatory.