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More Children Are Staying Put In School Than Ever Before

More Children Are Staying Put In School Than Ever Before

  The UNICEF Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target for 2015 asks that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling.   Considering that is now a year…

India’s Medical Education In Extortionate Private Hands

Highlights   *Almost half of India’s medical colleges are in just 4 states — Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu *Karnataka has the highest number of medical colleges and…

Can Women’s Education Arrest India’s Declining Sex Ratio?

Highlights * Female literacy has gone up in both rural and urban areas from 1999-2000 to 2009-10* Women employment is higher in rural areas than urban areas * Majority of Hindu…

At 270 Million, India’s Poverty Equals Illiteracy

  Highlights * Out of 218 million literates added during 2001-11, over 110 million females became literates as against 108 million males *Kerala has the best female literacy rate (92%)…

Student Loans Jump 15 Times To Rs 48,000 Cr In 9 Years

Our higher education system rests on the pillars of accessibility, affordability and quality. We now have over 650 degree awarding institutions and over 33,000 colleges in the country. Despite this,…

Why A Lucknow Degree Costs The Same As A Harvard Degree

“Our problem is not joblessness, it is lack of training and skills. Why should a mother lose sleep at night worrying about whether her brilliant child will find a school…

India’s Right To Education Deadline Comes & Will Go

  Highlights * Over Rs 95,000 crore spent since 2009 on Right To Education Act to ensure compulsory primary education * Over 50% primary schools in Bihar don’t have complete…

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