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Why Cornell student entrepreneurs can’t compete with the best in India

India is becoming a hub for student entrepreneurship.

There are now over 2.6 million students in the country.

The country has seen a number of startups, some of which have gone on to become major players in the Indian tech sector.

Here are a few of the most successful: Cornell student entrepreneur Lalit Nandini, 25, founded his own company, Corner, in 2016.

The company now has offices in New York and Shanghai. 

Lala Virani, a third-year engineering student at Cornell University, started the Lilium  software platform for software engineering and design students in May.

The platform allows students to submit designs for products they want to sell. 

Karin Loe, a first-year medical student at the University of Chicago, launched a mobile health app in September. 

Nadina Srivastava, a medical student in New Delhi, founded an app called Lifelive in May that allows people to stay in touch with loved ones and family members during the natural death process. 

Chandra Sharma, a second-year law student in Delhi, is an investor in Sensa, a cloud-based health-related platform. 

Bharat Mandal, a second-year software engineering student in Mumbai, founded Babas, an app for teachers to use when they need to collaborate. 

Pankaj Nathan, a student at New York University, launched Dots, a data-driven platform for education. 

Dylan Sutherland, a fourth-year computer science student in the US, started a mobile app called The Daily.

The app lets users track their time, make notes, share pictures and track their progress on courses. 

Shantanu Sudan, a junior at the California Institute of Technology, founded a mobile-based app called InVision that allows users to check the temperature, current temperature, and other vital statistics. 

Sena Bengal, a senior software engineer in Bengaluru, created a mobile phone app called Tiles to help students who need to communicate with family members or friends in India. 

Rajesh Lakshmi, a fifth-year student at IIT Delhi, launched Koramu, a video-sharing app, in May.

Koramu allows users in India to upload video clips to share on social media and then share it on their own social networks. 

Mats Lutz, a graduate student in Singapore, launched an app Tiles to track the weather and other health information, and Miles to find nearby transit points. 

Vivek Mokundasamy, a ninth-year senior software engineering junior at IIT Bombay, started AiMate, a mobile messaging app that connects students with other students and alumni who share their interests. Toshikazu Nishi, a sophomore at Nagoya University, founded the Aeropress app to share photos with other users. 

Aditya Shishu, an assistant professor of computer science at MIT and an early investor in Google, founded and launched Shenzhen Cloud, a platform for developers to deploy apps for mobile devices in China. 

Anurag Bajaj, a PhD student in Indian history at Columbia University, launched the Sushimax app, which lets people view photos from their ancestors. 

 The list goes on. 

India is a place that has an array of industries that depend on entrepreneurship and innovation, and the government has been pushing students to stay up to date with the latest trends.

There is also the need for better education, which is one of the key pillars of the Indian government’s Evolving India strategy.

The list of the top 10 Indian students with the highest student entrepreneurship rate is as follows: Sathish Shakti, an Indian-born American, founded  Mumbai-based Crown-1, a software platform that allows entrepreneurs to collaborate in a team. 

Jayesh Sankaran, an American, started Sappi, a app for online retail stores, and has also launched Viva Labs, an online marketplace for the world’s most innovative companies. 

Ashish Chaturvedi, an international student, started  Ananda Cloud, a service that lets users upload images, and  Arajit Sant, a Delhi-based student,  launched Fluidlab, a collaboration platform that enables companies to use the cloud to collaborate on projects. 

The 10 best Indian student entrepreneurs for 2018