Fewer Children Out Of School, But Basic Skills Stay Out Of Reach: New Study

Mumbai: No more than 2.8% of children are out of school in India, the first time the figure has fallen below 3%, bringing the total school enrollment to a record 97.2%, according to the Annual Status ...

Blamed For Their Parents’ Poverty, 80% Of Marginalised Indian Children Experience Corporal Punishment In School

Mumbai: A toxic combination of poverty, poorly-paid teachers with anti-migrant prejudice and a lack of training on nonviolent discipline in government schools means marginalised children are significa...

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...