India

India Attracts Universities From the U.S.

March 26, 2007
It was an unusual university entrance interview. Late one recent evening here in steamy southern India, Vijay Muddana sat in a mercilessly air-conditioned room, leaning forward in his chair and talking to the wall. There, projected on a screen via videoconferencing equipment, were administrators from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where an early morning snowstorm had caused a power failure, delaying the interviews by an hour.
Article Source: New York Times

Engineering Programs in the United States Aren't Falling Behind but Need Improvements, Study Finds

March 20, 2007
A new report from a group of researchers at Duke University on the number and quality of graduate engineering degrees conferred in China and India, as compared with the United States, challenges the notion that American engineering education is falling behind, but suggests a number of improvements to ensure economic growth and increase the retention of graduates.

Closing the ‘Degree Gap’

March 7, 2007
Reports about flagging U.S. competitiveness are about as common as college presidents quoting The World Is Flat or politicians worrying about jobs being transported to China or India.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 23, 2007

Police: Penn Student Fired at Apartment, Suspecting 'Spies'

February 1, 2007
Police said the University of Pennsylvania law student, whom they declined to identify pending his arraignment on charges of aggravated assault and other offenses, lived in the same West Philadelphia building as the victims, two graduate students from India studying biomedical engineering at Drexel University.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

India's Knowledge Commission Calls for a Major Overhaul of Higher-Education System

January 16, 2007
India needs to increase its number of universities to 1,500 by 2015, from 350 now, an advisory body said in a report released to the public on Friday. Such an increase is necessary to raise the proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds entering higher-education institutions to at least 15 percent, up from 7 percent now, which is only half the average for Asia, according to the report from the National Knowledge Commission.
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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617January 12, 2007
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