Apologize for the photo (photo credit: Michael Crabtree/Getty Images. For an open heart surgery on a baby in India) that might seem a bit too graphic.
But for the same surgery, the cost is only $ 1,583 out there vs $ 106, 385 in US, according to Bloomberg. No wonder more Americans are jumping on the planes to India for medical tourism these days.
If we trust well trained Indian doctors to operate on our hearts, why not highly capable Indian college professors for our kids' brains, too? Although the cost could vary, we can probably be safe to say that the housing price there (or the cost of maintaining a top professor) will never be as crazy as, say, in the San Francisco Bay area.
Note: To be specific and on the point, I am only talking about the quality and the cost of 4-year college education in India vs. in US. Just like we can't go to India for all kind of surgeries (even the cost might always be lower), I am not talking about graduate school or Ph.D programs.
PS - I wasn't born in India nor graduated from an Indian college. But I do have a lot of friends falling in this category, and know of at least three CEOs (Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Sundar Pichai of Google, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe) completed their undergraduate degrees in their homeland.