India-born dominate in science, engineering degrees

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  1. Galaxy

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    India-born dominate in science, engineering degrees

    NEW YORK: India led all foreign-born groups in the US as the country-of-birth of science and engineering degree holders in 2010, according to a brief released in late November by the US Census Bureau.

    The India-born in the US 25 years of age or older and holding science and engineering degrees totaled 747,000, about 18% of the foreign-born population of about 4,160,000 with degrees in those fields.

    China was the next largest country-of-birth among the foreign-born in science and engineering at 516,000 (12%), while the Europe-born totaled 17.6% of those degrees.

    Those born in Asia in 2010 held 57 percent of the science and engineering degrees among the foreign-born population.

    The India-born were even more dominant in some science and engineering disciplines.

    For example, in the field of computers, mathematics and statistics, those born in India held 24% of all degrees held by the foreign-born, with those born in China a distant second at 14%. The Europe-born held 15.5% of these degrees.

    In engineering, those born in India held 22% of the degrees, with China second at 12.6%, and the Europe-born having 17.2% of the degrees.

    In the field of physical and related sciences, the India-born held 19.9% of the degrees among foreign-born in the US, followed by China at 17.5%. Those born in Europe held 18.8%.

    In biological, agricultural and environmental sciences, the India-born held 14.6% of the degrees among the foreign-born, followed closely by China at 13.7%. Those born in Europe held 15.8% of the degrees.

    Only in social sciences, psychology and multi-disciplinary sciences were the India-born less dominant.

    In social sciences, those born in India held just 8.7% of the degrees. Those born in Europe and the Caribbean held 21.5% and 19.4%, respectively. China was right behind India at 8.4%.

    In psychology, the totals were Caribbean, 31.6%; Europe, 18.8%; India, 8.1%; Mexico, 7.9%; and Philippines, 6.9%.

    In multi-disciplinary sciences, the Caribbean led at 22.8%; followed by Europe, 13.3%; the Philippines, 10.5%; India, 8.6%; and Korea, 8.3%.

    The breakdown by percentages in specific fields of the India-born was: engineering, 43.1%; computers, mathematics and statistics, 21.4%; physical and related sciences, 12.8%; biological, agricultural and environmental sciences, 11.8%; social sciences, 7.2%; psychology, 3.1%; and multi-disciplinary sciences, 0.5%.

    Foreign-born residents in the US represented 33% of all bachelor's degree holders in engineering fields; 27% in computers, mathematics and statistics; 24% in physical sciences; and 17% in biological, agricultural and environmental sciences.

    Source: India-West


     
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  3. niharjhatn

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    Hmph, and they can't do the same in India. Much of the research in such nations are contributed by indians yet India itself lags far behind...

    Needs to be greater incentives within India for such people to stay and feel they have the environment in which they can study and make significant contributions made to the overall body of literature.
     
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    Chill brother, everything takes time. Its been just 60 years, we've come a long way. The education sector and research in our country will hit critical mass before the turn of the decade. Then the windfall. We will leave all other nations in the dust then.

    Back in 2003, when I got a copy of Kalam's Vision India 2020, I did not believe his goals were achievable. Today I feel even he underestimated where India would be in 2020.

    The stream of monkeys who slurp up quality education from our institutes and run to Uncle Sam for a 6 digit dollar number with excuses like 'No research Infrastructure in India' will soon stop. Without question, we will become the leader in sci-tech in 20 years.
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Already Indians who are well settled in west are coming back.
     
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    If Indians lead the way, three cheers!

    Let them do so in India.

    That will be the proof of the pudding!
     
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