I've never met anyone from Pune U., and it very well be an exception, but I have worked with Indian and Pakistani nationals over the years who were graduates from other institutions in those two countries.
My impression was that their universities placed a very high premium on memory learning and very little on developing deductive reasoning. In other words, they could regurgitate all sorts of book based theories, formulas and arguments, but when it came to integrating theory from book one with the formulas from book two in order to solve a unique problem, they had difficulty.
It's not a racial thing, it's more a cultural issue because I have met Indian national who received their entire education in the West and they can be very good.
posted on 08/23/2004 4:54:33 AM PDT
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