The Partitioning of India: Interpreting the location distribution of IITB Alumni

posted Nov 10, 2017, 10:27 PM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 10:28 PM ]
An interesting, data-driven post by Insight, the wallpaper of IIT Bombay.  They have marked the percentage of Indian-resident alumni in different cities of India. No surprises to see how they congregate in very limited and specific pockets. 

Interesting bubble chart, though I wish such numbers were available for more universities and institutes (cities where non-NRI IITB alumni are based) . The Mumbai/Pune proportion is somewhat amplified because it is for IITB alumni but for most known business or tech schools, the distribution will see Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi/NCR, Pune (roughly in that order) account for >85%. 
Coming to the bigger picture independent of this small sample set. The centre of gravity for this set will lie somewhere between Mumbai and Hyderabad. 

India is rapidly partitioning into [West + South] and [North + East] with very distinct characteristics .. with the former (Relatively) educated/urban/older/low-TFR/higher-per-capita income. Will be interesting to see how this plays out in the long term, for the stability of the country. The biggest partitioning is that the demographic hump ended in many of the Southern states, at least a couple of years ago. The batch-size in class 1 is far less than that in class 10, and so on. That point will only happen after 20-25+ years in the northern belt though it happens in 2027 for the country as a whole.

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