MUMBAI: A few months ago, Bipin Rajendran returned to India after studying and working in the US for 12 years, to join IIT Bombay as an assistant professor in electrical engineering. A doctoral degree holder from Stanford University, Rajendran chose to continue his research in India.
Sharon Barnhardt, who left the Wall Street as an associate and later did her PHD in public policy at Harvard, was on the verge of accepting a job at the University of Londonwhen she realised that she could work better in her field of research if she moved to India.
In August, Barnhardt joined the public systems group at IIM Ahmedabad as a full-time faculty.
Like Rajendran and Barnhardt, Amartya Sengupta of IIT Delhi, Venky Panchapagesan of IIM Bangalore and Shuchi Sinhanbsp;of the department of management studies at IIT Delhi belong to a growing tribe of foreign faculty from global institutions like Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, New York University and Princeton, for whom top Indian institutions are attractive academic homes.
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