Thursday, April 28, 2005

IITs get praise in Congress

Nothing techie about this one. Being Indian myself, wanted to make a mention and post some opinion.

As reported here, the US Congress passed a house resolution commending the work done by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). It also appreciates the significant contributions of Indian-Americans to the American society.

I wonder how this is looked upon considering the growing frustration in many western countries with regard to outsourcing. No wonder I failed to see any mention of this in any of the American media - at least so far.

I don't think, this resolution essentially has any meaning or importance to any of the Indian-American society. The resolution came up in context of the Global IIT Alumni Conference scheduled to be held at Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Wash DC from May 20th-22nd, 2005.

Also, in regard to the conference, its a biennial congregation - the last one was held at San Jose - I personally feel, they should've held this one back home - maybe the next one.


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