Discuss the growth of education in India. ?....Please give me the answer! !
This topic is explained in detail in our study material. You can refer to the same following the below mentioned path.
Unit-III (named as 'Human Capital Formation In India' )- Lesson-5 (named as 'Education as a Source of Human Development, Future Prospects')-under the topic 'Assessment of Growth in Education Sector in India'
Education in India is provided by the public sector as well as the private sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: central, state, and local. Taksashila was the earliest recorded center of higher learning in India from at least 5th century BCE and it is debatable whether it could be regarded a university or not. The Nalanda university was the oldest university-system of education in the world in the modern sense of university. Western education became ingrained into Indian society with the establishment of the British Raj.
Education in India falls under the control of both the Union Government and the State Government, with some responsibilities lying with the Union and the states having autonomy for others. The various articles of the Indian Constitution provide for education as a fundamental right. Most of the universities in India are controlled by the Union or the State Governments.
India has made progress in terms of increasing the primary education attendance rate and expanding litrecy to approximately three-quarters of the population in the 7-100 age group, by 2011. India's improved education system is often cited as one of the main contributors to the economic rise of India. Much of the progress, especially in higher education and scientific research, has been credited to various public institutions. At primary through high school level, as well as certain higher level technical schools, India has a combination of government run public and private schools system. About 60% of the students go to public schools and 40% to private; the private education market in India had a revenue of US$450 million in 2008, but is projected to be a US$40 billion market