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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

US MBA students take up internships in India

I thought these kind of news are more suited for ET and Rediff. But NYT is talking about it.

Four students from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University are interning in India, compared with only one last year and none in 2003. Of this year's interns, three are at Infosys Technologies, an outsourcing company in Bangalore, and the fourth is in Chennai at GlobalGiving, an organization based in Bethesda, Md., that helps support social, economic and environmental projects around the world.

At Georgetown University, Stanley D. Nollen, a professor of international business at the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business, said India was of growing interest to students. "No longer is India thought of as a land of snake charmers and bride burnings," he said. "Now India means the world's best software services, and increasingly, pharmaceuticals and auto parts." India can be a jolt to a first-time American visitor.

In Gurgaon, a small town despite its tall office complexes and shiny new malls, Mr. Maldonado and Mr. Simonsen share an apartment where the power fails several times a day. Temperatures are regularly above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.

The two men said they came prepared to find inadequate infrastructure, but were not prepared for the daily frustrations of Gurgaon. There is no mass transportation system, and shopping, even for something as basic as an umbrella, can take hours. They rumble to work in an auto rickshaw - a motorized three-wheeler that seats two and is a ubiquitous form of transport in Indian cities.

10 Comments:

  • > a motorized three-wheeler that seats two and is a ubiquitous form of transport in Indian cities.

    Two??? Thats news to me..

    By Blogger ioiio, at 2:28 PM  

  • in madipakkam in chennai managaram, seven people can travel in that ubiquitous form of transport ........hehehehehe

    By Blogger monu, at 2:56 PM  

  • Woah students interning in India. That's a welcome change. :-)

    By Blogger janani, at 3:09 PM  

  • will we never hear the end of the 'snake charmer' thingy? makes me mad...

    By Anonymous Charu, at 4:13 PM  

  • @IOIIO,
    They might not have seen the autos which fetch kids to school.

    @Monu,
    Seven is defnitely overloading.

    @Janani,
    Infosys issued some press releases saying that it attracted students from more than 20 countries. Looks like an Indian internship carries lot of CV value.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 4:15 PM  

  • @Charu,
    After the snake charmer, they have also started showing carpet seller.......take a look at some ads by HSBC....the world's local bank.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 4:16 PM  

  • "I thought these kind of news are more suited for ET and Rediff"

    It did come up in rediff sometime back. Although, the article was concerned only about international students doing their intern at Infosys. (And rather eulogised Infy)

    By Blogger Krithiga, at 7:11 PM  

  • @Krithika,
    I did read about the Infy international interns that u r referring to.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 12:41 AM  

  • For the life of it, I have never seen a snake charmer actually perform.. Nor have I seen a guy actually climb a rope that suspends in mid air.. And I have been in India all my life..

    By Blogger Whoosh, at 1:59 AM  

  • @Vikki,
    I have snake charmers in Tamil movies.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:41 AM  

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