The Indian university system, already bursting at the seams, will only grow more competitive.

India is set to become the largest country on Earth by 2022, with a population much younger than China’s. There aremore children under the age of 15 in India than there are people of any age in the United States. The Indian university system, already bursting at the seams, will only grow more competitive. The internationally renowned Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) each take a fraction of a percent of candidates. The IITs, with just a few thousand seats available, require two rounds of entrance examinations: the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, taken by over 13 million candidates a year, and the JEE Advanced, for which around 10% of those (13 million) qualify. The most coveted course of study/major at IIT, computer science, is open only to the top 500 or so of over 1.3 million applicants. And even among IITs and IIMs, there is significant variation in quality and job placement.

Some new, western-style colleges (such as Ashoka University) have popped up with support from American colleges and universities, but it takes a long time to build international reputation and prestige, and in general liberal arts education is not perceived as valuable by the vast majority of Indians. While there may be a future for Indian liberal arts colleges, that future is still several years away. One issue India has is quality of life: with poor infrastructure, severe air quality issues, and extreme weather, it is difficult to attract top research and teaching talent to establish a truly international university. When it comes to convincing academics and administrators to move to India, the (actual) heat and smog don’t help! India shows a lot of potential to address these issues, but for families deciding on education for their kids in the next several years, that potential means little.

Because there are few high-quality post-secondary schools beyond the IITs and IIMs, parents and students look abroad. Other than the US, Canada, and the UK, Indian college applicants also look to universities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, and the UAE. There are thriving Indian expatriate communities, which the Indian government calls “Non-Resident Indians” (NRIs) for civil purposes. These families, too, look for educational opportunities in their resident countries and beyond.


Better to be a lion in India than a monkey elsewhere

A little food for thought for both the non-immigrant and the citizen alike

In a poor zoo in India, a lion was offered not more than 1 kg of meat a day.
The lion thought that its prayers were answered when one day a USA zoo manager visited the zoo and requested the zoo management to shift the lion to USA
The lion was so happy and started thinking of a central A/C environment, a goat or two every day.
On its first day after arrival, the lion was offered a big bag sealed very nicely for breakfast. The lion opened it quickly but was shocked to see that it contained few bananas and some boiled vegetables.The lion thought that may be they cared too much for him as they were worried about his stomach as he had recently shifted from India.
The next day the same thing happened. On the third day again the same food bag of bananas was delivered.
The lion was furious; it stopped the delivery boy and blasted at him,
‘don’t you know that I am the Lion – king of the Jungle.. ? What’s wrong with your management? Why are you delivering bananas and boiled vegetables to me daily?’
The delivery boy politely said, “Sir I know you are the king of the jungle …
But you have been brought here on a monkey’s visa!!!!”
Moral of the story:
To all the H1B visas.. Better to be a lion in India than a monkey elsewhere….

The H-1B opiate has thwarted the advancement of software engineering and undermines American leadership in this area.

Whenever a disaster occurs, the human instinct is to cover it up. That usually is not possible in civil engineering where a building collapse produces a pile of debris.

When a software project fails, the only visible evidence is an accounting ledger that is much easier to conceal. When a software project fails, all involved, from the executives who cooked up the idea to the consulting companies that built it, try to cover up the disaster. Because of this ability to conceal, there has not been strong effort to prevent software disasters from occurring.

We can distill all these software engineering failures into a simple business problem: Software costs too much.

If you wanted to address that cost problem in a scientific way you would:

  • Use development tools that maximize productivity;
  • Set up physical work environments to maximize productivity;
  • Ensure developers have the right equipment to do their jobs most efficiently;
  • Put in place personnel policies to reward and retain the most productive developers; and
  • Put in place software management policies to ensure systems are properly designed and to prevent scope creep.

That kind of change requires knowledge of the software development process. These are issues that your average accountant has no conceptual understanding of.

But accountants make high-level decisions in corporations.

When you put the software cost problem in the hand of accountants, they understand it as: American computer programmer cost $90 an hour and Indian computer programmers cost $80 an hour.

The obvious flaw in that accountant analysis is that in the best case it simply makes disasters cost less.

I shared with Stefan an experience I had before law school. I joined a project written in C++ that had serious performance problems. The original developers were not familiar with table joins in database queries. They wrote the system so that it used millions of nested queries where one query would suffice. I was in the process of replacing these millions of queries with single queries that obviously boosted performance tremendously.

While working on this issue, a senior accountant-type in the company (without consulting anyone familiar with the structure of the system) hired an Indian body shop to rewrite the entire system in Java to solve this problem. Their legion of H-1B programmers slavishly copied the C++ code into Java, including the parts that used millions of queries where one would suffice. The result was even slower than the original — another software disaster.

It is this fundamental problem of software cost that is driving the demand for H-1B workers. Unfortunately, cheap labor on H-1B became a distraction from fixing the underlying problems in software engineering. The H-1B opiate has thwarted the advancement of software engineering and undermines American leadership in this area.


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So Attorney General Sessions and President Trump will do nothing for those software developers who are long term unemployed because of the #H1B?

As you see below, the Indian press already understands the POTENTIAL significance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. We need his help — and he needs ours, with specific cases that fit the OSC’s mission. The Department of Justice has told us the law is on our side; we have the Attorney General on our side — so now it’s up to us to find and file complaints: US citizens (or legal permanent residents) who have lost their jobs to H-1B contractors WITHIN 6 MONTHS.

Attorney General Sessions, why have you and President Trump not talked to the long term displaced Americans like myself.

What is being proposed here will do NOTHING for the American people and will simply shift the displacement from H-1B to Green Card Holders.

Either way, Americans lose, and the last time I looked, this is the United States of America, NOT the H-1B Capital or the Green Card Capital that these two folks have worked to create here in America.

for those who have not seen this video, watch the suit with 3 cups in the middle of the video to see what is really happening

Our silence enables Americans losing everything as jobs are given to H-1B guest workers instead of Americans

Many have given up and committed suicide.

Many have considered that.

All want their lives back.

I want my life back.

That is why I fight Free Trade Agreements that send our jobs to other countries and the importing of non-immigrant guest workers on visas like the H-1B, L-1 and B-1 that give the remaining jobs to these guest workers instead of the American citizens who live and die in our great country.

I have just finished chapter 1 of this book.

If you really want to know what your future holds, perhaps you should listen to one of those that got paid to destroy your life?

President Trump ran and won because he said he would put Americans back to work in America.

So far he has done NOTHING.

And he has not asked this Displaced American Software Developer and Navy Vet any questions.

Is that because he has sold his soul to the highest bidder?

You people learn skills, teach them to others, and then kiss your jobs goodbye.

From time to time I receive thoughts on how to fix the H-1B Scam.

Here is another perspective that I received today.

I get your frustration with big corporations getting Indians to work as cheap labor, but if the H1B ends, don’t you think it will prevent all Indians from going regardless of whether they are esteemed professors/researchers/scientists?

Universities follow very rigid processes in hiring faculty, and when they hire a non-American, that person will surely be above all others who applied for that job including Americans.

Doesn’t this count as greater skill?

Won’t ending the H1B, end this process too, depriving American students from access to the best professors from around the world?

I agree that the IT sector thing is messed up.

You people learn skills, teach them to others, and then kiss your jobs goodbye.

That’s bad.

However, every non-American does not want to work in the IT sector (including me), and some of us want access to the world’s finest research techniques available in your universities.

A person in IT sector may do the same job for in India, for an Indian Company in India, but a researcher in need of that research technology or students motivated enough to help, cannot do that level of research in India at least not in the near future.

Therefore, don’t you feel a need to have a H1B visa plan, just not the way it is right now?

What I propose below are alternatives for H1B plan, specific to India, or other countries that hog H1Bs. (I agree this borders on discrimination against country of origin, but hey, we caused this problem for you people, so we deserve it)

1) Grant H1B only for those Indians who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in US.

Reason – As the number of Indians aspiring for Bachelor’s degree is way less than those for master’s degree (due to high costs and lack of funds/scholarships) a majority of H1B will be not used.

2) Grant H1B for those Indians who fulfill EB1 green card requirements under outstanding researcher/professor/alien of special ability (not the third category, just the first two).

Reason – This will decrease H1B granted by a large extent, as not many Indians are really more skilled than Americans, but those will fulfill the conditions required by EB1 Category, will definitely be more skilled for that job, and not just portrayed as is the present case.

And Americans, do not despair.

While I may not agree with all of your president’s decisions, the decision to curb green cards and H1Bs given is a good one for the world.

Just do not cancel the H1B plan entirely, making it impossible for anyone to come.

Thank you America for allowing me to save all of the money you paid me and not spend any pursuing my american dream

So much for him assimilating into America and buying American products and using American businesses huh?

What is the maximum amount of money I can transfer to my dad in India from USA under H1B visa?

I want to send $1M to my dad so that he can get an EB5 investor visa to live with me here in USA. Can I do that? How about the taxes?

Valerie Bolden-Barrett, you really should do a little research before writing things you know nothing about

Thank You Bob for the tip,

Dive Brief:

  • Not all immigrant workers replace American workers because they’ll supposedly work for less money, reports The Atlantic. Foreign nationals with highly sought-after tech skills can earn as much or more than U.S. workers, especially those with H-1B visas.
  • The University of California, San Diego, and Dartmouth College released a new study showing that foreign workers in science and technology earn on average 94ȼ on the dollar, or slightly less than American workers. But after five years in the states, they earn $1.04 for every dollar Americans make.
  • The visa program was meant to help companies find workers with specialized skills, but opponents claim the program allows thousands of foreign workers into the U.S. to do the jobs Americans normally do, except for less pay. But many H-1B holders were educated in U.S. colleges, which kept them in the country a while, and landed high-paying jobs after college.

Dive Insight:

Students from other countries outperform U.S. students in studying science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM programs. STEM specialization likely gives them an edge when applying for high-tech jobs.

Strong H-1B opponents, such as Jeff Sessions (R-IN), president-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. attorney general, introduced a bill to push up visa-holders’ wages to make them less desirable to employers. But that tactic might not stop companies, especially large corporations, that need specialized workers from seeking and hiring them.

Valerie, here are the applications for H-1B Non-immigrant guest worker visas for 2016, sorted by the number that pay a certain value with the most offered salary at the top of the list.

Here is the same thing for 2014.

Now, what were you saying?

If your credentials don’t align with those you’ve presented, you won’t just lose a job- you’ll damage your own and your company reputation.

FAKE NAME = Name which does not match with the Driving Licence is considered FAKE. Earlier Fake Callers use to call saying that they are representing IRS now Staffing companies have started calling saying that they have a resource or a open position with them. Anyone doing these malpractice should be reported and the employers who allow their employees to use fake names should be fined big time. Now Employers have started calling with Fake Names pretending they are sitting in the United States. Many pretending to submit resumes with Fake Names and identification.

FAKE IDENTIFICATION :Many of the Clients and Top Tier 1 Vendors have started reporting that the Driving Licence is Fake, Name of the Consultant who took the interview is not the Same as the one who actually Started the Project, the i-797 copies are fake.

FAKE RESUME : They have less than 1-2 years of experience but their employers are marketing the profiles with 6-7 years of experience in order to make humongous amount of $$$$$ and misrepresenting the resource in FRONT OF THE CLIENT. They do not have SHAME

Fellow Staffing Professionals: Remember: “If your credentials don’t align with those you’ve presented, you won’t just lose a job- you’ll damage your own and your company reputation”. Many of the staffing professionals I speak are using Fake Names, why are they all ashamed of using their Real Names and their employers are also allowing them to do the same.