The question of India's standard of education is an irrelevant here. Honestly, going for 'higher education' is a white lie. In most cases, the magnet is the employment of opportunities and standard of LIVING if they succeed in settling. That is the reason why parents are willing to pay a fortune for funny degrees in subjects like hair care, fabric maintenance, graphic design, commercial cookery etc, which are offered by vocational training institutes in India after short term courses of a couple of months. Was it not the case with MK Gandhi, the great swadeshi protagonist, to study law? To dissuade a youngster who gets an opportunity (forget about those with resource constraint - monetary or academic) lecturing about the once-great country is a great disservice.