The new council of ministers of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has drawn attention for the number of alumni from St Stephen‘s College in it, the number of women in it, the number of first-time MPs below the age of 40, and sundry other attributes.
It is also remarkable for one other reason: the number of products it boasts of from foreign Universities.
Manmohan Singh: University of Oxford, and University of Cambridge
P. Chidambaram: Harvard University
Kapil Sibal: Harvard University
S.M. Krishna: Southern Methodist University, Texas; George Washington University, Washington DC
Jairam Ramesh: Massachusetts Institute fo Technology
Prithviraj Chauhan: University of California at Los Angeles
Salman Kursheed: University of Oxford
M.S. Gill: University of Cambridge
Shashi Tharoor: Tufts University, Massachusetts
Agatha Sangma: Nottingham University
Sachin Pilot: Pennnsylvania University, Wharton Business School
Jyotiraditya Scindia: Harvard University, and Stanford University
* Except to fill the quotas of alliance partners, and minister of State posts