Thursday, April 13, 2006

Higher ed in India: Fact of the Day

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.


  1. Anonymous said...

    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.

  2. Abi said...

    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.