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Computing and India

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India has 1.2 billion individuals, of which about 400 million are in the 1–15 age group and another about 400 million in the 15–35 age group. India, therefore, has the opportunity and responsibility to provide the future intellectual work force in computing and other areas.

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Too bad that quantity does not equal quality.


India has too many people and computer training centers (including schools and colleges) but there is a lack of quality computer scientists as most of the researchers/scientists from India are in US/ UK.

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