In February 2015, the western state of Maharashtra held its annual evaluation tests for teachers of government-run schools, those who teach (a) classes I to V and (b) classes VI to VIII. These were the results: Maharashtra Teacher Test Results Category Total registered Total present Total absent Passed in the exam Pass … Continued ...
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 away, the target seems like a cruel dream, particularly for the millions of young boys and girls who could have been in schools but are … Continued
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 MBBS seats in the country *India has the lowest number of doctors and hospitals per 100,000 population among BRICS nations Every year, millions of … Continued
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 and Muslim females are illiterate in rural areas A poor sex ratio has been often cited as one reason for the increasing number of … Continued
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%) followed by Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Tripura and Goa * Only 7% of the population in Kerala are below the poverty line as against 15% in Rajasthan, … Continued ...
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, there is a gap of quantity as well as quality. – President Pranab Mukherjee For a country the size of India, accessibility … Continued
“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 to go to? Why is it that a degree from Harvard costs the same as the capitation fees of a medical college in Lucknow?” … Continued
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 boundary wall – a key requirement of RTE Act * Over 97% schools in Bihar don’t have electricity connection as against the all-India average of … Continued
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 to Rs 1,016 crore in 2010-11 and Rs 748 crore in 2011-12. * Administrative expenses hit the highest level in 2009-10 at Rs 692 crore; … Continued
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 around 7% dropout rate with ‘discipline’ and ‘parents request’ being the biggest reasons for students leaving the institutes. Sainik Schools also score very low in … Continued