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A slew of websites caters to matchmaking needs of IITians, IIMians and others with high educational qualifications

Akhil Parameshwaran, a 28-year-old Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduate with a foreign master’s degree, is not averse to his parents’ suggestion that he get married to someone within the community. But he has one condition: His life partner must have a similar educational background. The task proved easier than pie, as a simple search on the internet helped him locate websites that catered specifically to people like him who were looking for partners with high educational qualifications. Parameshwaran has already received two or three proposals from IITans. Take, ...