That time of the year where students look for reference letters for applying for PhD abroad. A short thread on academics doing well, having done their PhD's in India (within past 20-odd years). Foreign PhDs are great. Indian too. #AtmaNirbharAcademia
Dr. Manu V Devadevan, winner of Infosys Prize 2019, PhD from Managalore University in 2011, now at IIT Mandi. Incredibly multi-lingual. Inspiring story. https://www.onmanorama.com/news/campus-reporter/2019/11/13/manu-devadevan-keralite-iit-infosys-winner.html
Meet Manu V Devadevan, the Keralite winner of Infosys prize
He was awarded the Infosys prize which carries prize money of Rs 71 lakhs for his extensive research on the cultural, literary, economical and.Manu. Infosys. IIT. Campus Reporter. IIT campus.Campus...https://www.onmanorama.com/news/campus-reporter/2019/11/13/manu-devadevan-keralite-iit-infosys-winner.html
Reetika Khera, Economist, PhD from Delhi School of Economics, now at IIT Delhi (former colleague at IIMA). Expert on social policies. Only 3000+ citations to her work but more importantly, there's also a Wikipedia page.
Harini Nagendra, Ecologist, PhD from IISc in 1998, now at APU Bengaluru. Only 150+ peer reviewed papers, 11K citations + stellar books such as 'Nature in the City'.
So think twice before applying abroad. IIMA is a great place to do a PhD in so many diverse fields. Do apply :)