Scared to go to US: Indian students worry about physical safety, says survey

Washington Indian students have a “high level of concern” about potential study in the US and a large number of them worry about their physical safety and about the feeling of being welcomed, says a new survey. The Institute of International Education (IIE) suggested that the final outcome of the US Supreme Court order in June that temporarily upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict entry of nationals from six Muslim majority countries to America weighs on their mind. With over a million international students pursuing higher education in the…

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IIT-Kharagpur alumnus donates Berkshire stocks to institute’s US Foundation

The president of Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group and IIT-Kharagpur alumnus Ajit Jain has donated stocks of the company to IITKGP Foundation US for his alma mater. An executive body member of IITKGP US Foundation said today till very recently the institute had been receiving only monetary donations. However, in a recent development IITKGP has been encouraging donation of stocks and shares to the institution,an IITKGP spokesperson said. Ajit Jain, distinguished alumnus of IITKGP has held various positions at top-tier management consultancy McKinsey& Company until 1986 when he joined Berkshire Hathaway. At present,…

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Berkshire Hathaway’s Ajit Jain donates stocks to alma mater IIT-Kgp’s US Foundation

Ajit Jain of Berkshire Hathaway has donated stocks to alma mater IIT Kharagpur’s (IIT-Kgp) US Foundation. The news was confirmed by Foundation office on July 10, IIT-Kgp said in a statement released on Thursday. No numbers or other details were specified. Jain, who graduated from the institute with a BTech in mechanical engineering in 1972, moved to the United States. In 1978, where he earned an MBA from Harvard University. After graduation, he held various positions at top tier management consultancy, McKinsey & Co until 1986 when he joined business…

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Most literate nation in the world? Not the US, new world ranking says

A new world ranking of countries and their literacy rates puts the United States at 7th. Who’s Number one? Finland. The study, conducted by John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut, analyses trends in literate behaviour and literacy in more than 60 countries. It found that Nordic countries are among the most literate in the world, but countries in the Western Hemisphere didn’t do well. Here are the rankings: Miller has concentrated his academic work for four decades on literacy, producing  “America’s Most Literate Cities” survey…

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