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Will They Return? Indian Students in the United States

India is estimated to require at least one million new faculty for its colleges and universities if it is to meet the government's ambitious target to offer higher education to 20% of all young people by 2020. But the output of the current Indian higher education system falls far short of meeting this need. A report of a survey of about 1,000 Indians who are currently undertaking or have completed graduate studies in the United States to find out their willingness to return to India and the key factors affecting their decisions.

sample, and faculty at universities often receive major non-monetary benets, such as on-campus housing. On the other at an average of $1,547/month in 2005-06 (ranging from $1,151 for entry-level faculty to $2,071 for senior faculty), Indian faculty earn just over a half of the international

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