BRAIN DRAIN: FACTORS AFFECTING STUDENT MIGRATION FROM BANGLADESH
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Human capital is an integral source for a country's development, but due to the massive emigration of the intelligent and highly skilled students, Bangladesh is experiencing a brain drain. The objective of the paper is to determine the push-pull factors responsible for student migration from Bangladesh. An online survey has been conducted to find the intention of the students about their graduation and their intention to return/not return to Bangladesh after completion of education. Respondents enrolled in local and international universities have been part of the online survey. Quantitative analysis like Pearson Chi-Square test has been conducted to find the association between migration decision and socio-economic factors responsible for migration. Lack of research centers, limited programs, and job opportunities are the significant contributions to brain drain. Binomial logit regression has been conducted to detect if there are any other factors (gender, educational background, and household income) influencing migration decision. Certain policies have been recommended to improve the radical transfer of human resource. Thus, an analysis of student migration behavior, as well as strategic policies to prevent brain drain can be perceived from this paper.