Poor international ranking of Indian universities has an adverse affect on the students’ aspirations to pursue an international career, V.G. Chari from Siva Shivani Institute of Management (SSIM) said.

He was addressing students after an essay writing competition – Global Careers - Challenges for Indian Students – held in association with The Hindu at the institute on Sunday.

Human capital

“India will have the largest number of youth in the coming years, while most countries will face aging populations. This provides a bright chance for Indian students to take up international careers,” Mr. Chari said.

He added that the only problem was that none of the Indian universities could secure a position in a recent survey of top 500 universities in the world.

‘Go abroad’

To circumvent the problem, students should either go abroad to study or should take up courses offered by Indian institutions in association with foreign universities. Mr. Chari also explained about few such courses being offered by SSIM from the next academic year.

Competition winners

About 75 students participated in the essay contest in which N. Jyothi of Narayana IAS Academy stood first, C.Vidya from Bhavan’s Sri Aurobindo Junior College second and Preeti Pawar from St. Ann’s College won third prize.

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