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How undergraduate education overseas deprives student of a network at home

Sanjeev Bikhchandani of Naukri.com has been part of the founding team at Ashoka University and holds clear and strong views on the state of higher education in India

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Sanjeev Bikhchandani tells Anjuli Bhargava how an undergraduate education overseas deprives a student of a network at home, a critical input in one’s life journey

Observing what’s unfolding around you can be rewarding. It was while working as a young executive on the Horlicks brand in erstwhile Hindustan Milkfood Manufacturers (HMM) that Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder of job portal Naukri.com, noticed two things.

One, the office copy of Business India, the magazine with close to 40 pages of appointment advertisements, vanished within minutes of arriving. A journalist in that magazine would have spent hours and days producing articles she hoped readers

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 8:14 PM IST

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