Brain Drain: Brain Drain refers to the immigration of scientists, engineers, doctors and other technically qualified persons usually from an underdeveloped and undeveloped country to a more advanced or developed country.
Every year thousands of skilled professionals and Indians trained abroad make frantic efforts to leave India and stay abroad.
Causes of Brain Drain: There are some sad facts behind the great brain drain in India.
One of the main reasons is the widespread unemployment and underemployment in our country. The excess of skilled professionals in India has bred an army of educated unemployed. Rather than return home to unemployment, skilled Indians prefer to stay back in the West, where professionals command at better market value.
The lack of research facilities in India is also one of the causes for Brain Drain from India. Scientists and other research professionals need sophisticated equipment to carry on their research related works.
The better job conditions and higher standard of living in those countries lure these qualified professionals to decide to stay on there.
Conclusion: It is high time that the people in power should think of a solution for this problem. Otherwise, we may lose more youngsters to brain drain and face this massive national loss.