How can we reverse the brain drain?Brain drain is a reality. The IIT and IIM students spend tax payers money to lead very posh lives abroad. Institutions such as IIT, Madras are very good export houses. How is that we do have enough challenging opportunities for them to contribute something in our own country?
We sometimes come across a few of these who take up community related projects and contribute to the nation. R&D can interest thousands. Why can't the Government retain these bright brains by offering them good salaries and also perks in terms of grants for cutting-edge research?
As a layman I feel tempted to ask this question: we have Ms Word, Ms Excel etc, done from abroad. How is that the IIT brains have not contributed to Indian software in a big way? Why should the best best brains drive business of Google in USA and not innovate here? What can we do? Do we have success stories anywhere?