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A foreign degree is great, but is it really worth it? Here's what you need to know

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Foreign Education has its own advantages for the students.

As a general rule we should avoid foreign degree because it will not help in getting employed in India. There are exceptions to this and examples are mentioned in the article. Degree in India with a competitive entrance exam are good especially from Government colleges.

Som Karamchetty (Potomac, Maryland)

The first question should be, &ldquo;What is in a foreign degree?&rdquo; Some foreign universities operate like degree factories. Students get postgraduate degrees with course work. Even some PHD degrees are earned mostly by course work with a little experimentation and a thesis. A famous professor gives small pieces of experimental or analytical work and the student gets the degree. It carries some return in the foreign country and highly significant return in India. If the graduate or doctorate is generally, competent, he will do well in his or her career. If he or she is mediocre, his or her career will reflect it. However, such candidates return to Indian universities and move up the ranks on the strength of the reputation of the degree granting university and seniority. It is doubtful, if he or she can start and lead any significant research program in India. Again the exceptions are where the candidates are inherently intelligent and smart.<br/>There are some prestigious US universities that admit only the brilliant candidates first and the students thrive in that environment. They make the foreign degree worth a lot. But, it is unlikely that they return to India.<br/>There is yet another type of foreign university and candidate combination. Even the most prestigious universities admit students who come with a sizable donation. They return to India and perhaps do well with their connections and communication and marketing skills.

Ram lakhan (Mars)

For India’s rich that’s the only gamble. America’s top schools are filled with India’s RICH kids not the smart kids.

Shadi Katyal (USA) replies to Ram lakhan

Evidently, you are not aware of American education standard even for a small college or University. Students are not admitted here because of money but because of talent and brain. So kindly do some research

Anthony Barbosa (Goa) replies to Shadi Katyal

Don''t tell lies. Even you know it.

Nagaraj Subramanian (Calcutta, India)

Get a up bihari they will train you in fine art of raping and murdereing

Pratik (Bangalore) replies to Nagaraj Subramanian

Hmm.. What about u? How this is even relevant?? Are u seriously educated??

Did you not read the article and why show your own hate for other Indians. Do you feel being a victim in your own nation and thus such writings



Shadi Katyal (USA) replies to Ramesh Shah

Very true because we have failed to develop any modern business climate and making joke of everyone is our past time since we failed to achieve what others have.Besides it is our culture to make cheap comments while not knowing other nations rules of immigration and jobs offers

Fekuchandand Tadipar gaswala are creating pakora frying, pan selling and Cowdung cake baking jobs for all Andha bhakts. Why are you going to foreign countries. Go to any BIMARU state for high quality Andha Bhakt education. You can also get fake degrees like Fekuchand in north India.

Fortune (NY)

Indians always high skilled when they claim visa. no degrees needed!


Background-I got MS in CS from UTD (2013-2015). Audience I am writing this to - My below writing may be suitable/helpful for students/parents who are planning for MS in CS in colleges/locality like UTD. Experience changes a lot as quality of university changes jobhunt-wise.Is it worth it?Depends! Its like asking "is it worth any education you have received till date?" You will definitely learn news things both technically and life experience-wise. You will be left with better version of yourself. Better the college better you get exposure to the peer talents, technology, competetion, etcJob hunt - At the end of the day everything comes down to how well you apply to jobs, land interview and perform in it, prove your skills (like github etc). Most employer cares about whether you can do the job or not, fit culture or not, they are interviewing you for. ROI- I could not secure a full-time job in "good" USA after MS against my high expectation(in fact, I did get contract job which I eventually quit as I did not like it and returned to India). But 95% of people I studied and graduated with in 2015(including CS, CE and EC students) managed to get job and are doing fine. Many secured job in good companies.

Nagaraj Subramanian (Calcutta, India) replies to shiva

You need to go to Bihari states for training in gsu rakshak

Ram lakhan (Mars) replies to shiva

UTD is an Indian school in America. You wasted your dads money and your rich dad sent you sent there to learn life. Expensive experience to learn life what a waste.

These have an account of hurdles and accolades IF one is bent to Study Overseas as mentioned in this Report and well documented to Advise the unknown pitfalls during and after the Study done for the Job Prospects in these Country which could off set the Cost involved and every Individual/their Parents MUST take into considerations and then ONLY take such Steps for their Wards to study Overseas

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