The number of Indians receiving PhD degrees in engineering from Indian Universities during 2000 - 2003 (4 years): 3014.
The number of Indians receiving the same degree from US universities in the same period: 1297.
The source for these figures is the US National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Indicators - 2006. More specifically, here and here.
What does this mean, actually? I'm stupid a bit.My take is that it implies Indian univs give away a Ph.D far more cheaply than the US ones.
Anon: It's just one of those interesting pieces of statistics. I just found it surprising that fully 25 % of Ph.D. degrees awarded to Indians come from the US universities. That's all.
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