Indian Tech Institutes: Elitist, Harsh Or Laudable?

Too often, paucity of resources is used to cover up dismal results in local colleges. IIT has shattered that excuse ("Whiz kids," Asian Cover Story, Dec. 7). However, you imply surprise at Indian acceptance of brain drain. The lack of desire to stop the outflow of talented Indians stems from a deep belief that Indian interests are best served when sons of the soil mix freely with Western techno-political systems.

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