More Opportunities for Indian College Graduates in the Far East

It’s certainly interesting to use Indian engineering colleges and other schools as a financial barometer. In the last five years, Indian schools such as the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have seen international openings for their students in Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and the UAE. It used to be that applicants could only look at the US and UK for such jobs. As Sapna Agarwal, the head of career development services for IIM Bangalore has seen,

“Over the past five years, we have seen a definite shift. Postings in the US and the UK have become almost negligible. Postings in the Far East, including Singapore and Hong Kong, have increased. Japan is a new destination. The Middle East has been added as an overseas job destination.”

As Debasis Deb, the chairman of the career development centre IIT Kharagpur said,
“The demand for IIT graduates has seen a consistent growth from newer countries including Taiwan and Japan. IIT graduates are hired by architecture firms in Singapore, while mostly electronics firms in Japan pick our graduates.”

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