are the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) some of the best science schools in the world? My parents want me to prepare for the entrance exam to get in, stating that it is better than Harvard, MIT, Duke, or other Ivy League schools. I really didn't take them seriously until I found http://media.www.texasbusinessweekly.com/media/storage/paper480/news/2003/01/29/News/Iitharvardmitprinceton-354976.shtml" [Broken]. What is your opinion about the status of these schools? I am thinkin gof studying physics, so this might be a good option for me.