India’s Most-Literate States Use Education Money From Delhi Most Efficiently

Mumbai: India’s smaller, most-literate states tend to distribute money given to them by Delhi for education to schools quickest, are unlikely divert or misappropriate this money--unlike larger, less...

After-School Experiment In UP Village Offers Way To Address India’s Learning Crisis

Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh: It is 4:30 p.m. and school is over for the day. Yet, some 25 children sit in groups in a classroom in an arid, drought-prone southwestern corner of India’s most-populous...

Gender Norms, Lack Of New Age Skills Threaten To Derail Teenage Indian Girls’ Aspirations

Mumbai: Every fifth teenage Indian girl is currently not studying, dropouts increase with increase in age, nearly every second teenage Indian girl believes boys have better opportunities to pursue edu...

7 In 10 Teenage Indian Girls Want To Graduate, 3 In 4 Have Career Plan: New Survey

Mumbai: Seven in 10 teenage Indian girls want to finish graduation, three in four have a specific career path in mind, and nearly three in four do not want to marry before the age of 21. These are som...

India Risking Economic Future By Underinvesting In Health, Education: New Study

Mumbai: Poor quality education and the relatively high prevalence of certain diseases amongst the population means India is risking its future economic growth by underinvesting in two key areas import...

33% Teaching Posts Vacant, Indian University Crisis Hits Rankings, Teaching, Research

Mumbai: India is one of the world’s top five economies and the country with the world’s largest working-age population--around 861 million aged between 15 and 64. These data emphasise why educatio...

Wide Gender Pay Gap For Similarly Qualified Indian Women And Men

Mumbai: Women in India earn less than men even if they have the same educational qualifications, data from a recent government report show. In urban areas, a woman with a graduate degree gets pa...

Indians Least Likely To Break Out Of Education, Income Bracket They’re Born Into

Jaipur: Indians are more constrained by the circumstances they are born into than the citizens of five other large developing countries--Brazil, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Nigeria--a World Bank repor...

Why India Is Failing To Educate Its School-Going Children And How That Can Change

India has enrolled more children in secondary schools than ever before, but is failing to teach them what they should be learning, while the most vulnerable are falling further behind the rest, as Ind...

Even India’s Richest States Are Failing to Give Students More Than Basic Literacy

Students in Mumbai and Bangalore – two of India’s wealthiest cities with a combined GDP of $410 billion, larger than that of Norway -- are falling behind in the core areas of maths and language, s...