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Mumbai’s Civic Schools Likely Spend More On Rent, Less On Teachers

Mumbai’s Civic Schools Likely Spend More On Rent, Less On Teachers

  Highlights * BMC’s expenditure on primary education increased 45% from Rs 718 crore in 2007-08 to Rs 1,040 crore in 2011-12. * Income, including grants from the centre, declined…

India’s Army-Run Schools Battle Indiscipline

India’s Army-Run Schools Battle Indiscipline

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence released a report recently on the functioning of army-run schools (Sainik Schools) across the country.   IndiaSpend’s Sourjya Bhowmick finds that Sainik Schools have…

India Fights To Achieve The 2015 Millennium Goals

India Fights To Achieve The 2015 Millennium Goals

  Highlights * Targets of reducing poverty and giving access to drinking water on track. * Maternal mortality and gender equity standards likely to be missed. * Target of reducing…

Does India Need Foreign Contributions?

Does India Need Foreign Contributions?

  Highlights * US continues to be the highest donor to India. * Delhi, Tamil Nadu get the most of aid funds. * Chennai-based World Vision Trust received the highest…

The Long Road To Basic Amenities In India’s Schools

The Long Road To Basic Amenities In India’s Schools

  Highlights * 83% Indian schools have functional computers but only 43%  have electricity connection * Only 60% schools have separate toilets for girls * 7% schools still do not…

Gujarat Has Highest Reduction In Women Enrolment In Higher Education

Gujarat Has Highest Reduction In Women Enrolment In Higher Education

  Highlights * Marginal increase in women enrolments. * Bihar sees highest increase in women enrolments. * Kerala also sees high dropout rates.     Women constitute 48% of Indian…

Does High Government Spend On Education Mean More Literacy?

Does High Government Spend On Education Mean More Literacy?

Does higher Government spend on education produce higher literacy? Before we say anything, we’d like to inform you that opinions on the subject are sharply divided.   And while the…

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