From politicians and journalists to actors and writers, have a look at the famous Indians who have received their higher degrees from the world's top universities.
Barkha Dutt, Columbia University
Burkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist, who emerged as a prominent figure after her frontline war reporting on the Kargil Conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. She has obtained a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. (Others)
Dr. Manmohan Singh who is an India economist and politicians has received his D. Phil degree in Economics from Oxford University.
He has occupied various governmental positions such as - Chairman of the Planning Commission, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Advisor of the Prime Minister, Finance Minister and many others. Also, he has served as the 14th Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. (Others)
Randeep Hooda is an Indian actor, who received his Bachelor's in Marketing and Master's in Business Management from the University of Melbourne.
In the year 2009, Hooda was a guest contributor to "In The Script", a column published by Asian Correspondent. His article titled "Racism against Indians in Australia ...". Hooda wrote about his experience in Australia, where he was subjected to racial discrimination.
In 2011, Hooda began writing a blog for Hindustan Times. (Others)
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie is the famous British Indian Novelist and essayist. Salman, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to literature has studied History at King's College, Cambridge University.
According to Cambridge University statistics, in the year 2014-15, there were around 150 Indian students at the University of Cambridge. (Others)
Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician, who is currently serving as a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009. He did his M.A and Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. Also, he was awarded the Robert B. Stewart Prize for Best Student and completed his Ph.D. at the age of 22.
According to Forbes around 12.4 per cent of Asians got enrolled for the school year 2016-17 at Tufts University.
Raghuram Rajan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Raghuram Govind Rajan is an Indian economist, who served as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management. (Others)