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“We don’t need no education” sang the band Pink Floyd way back in the 70’s in the famous super hit album “THE WALL”. While this may sound all right for idealistic rebels, it certainly does not apply to the current Indian Scenario.

The biggest asset of any country is its people. India has a population if 113cr (in 2008 as estimated by World Bank), the second-largest in the world. However, India’s literacy rate is just 65.3% and it ranks a disappointing 172nd in the world on this front. Thus, there is a short supply of educated manpower in Hospitality, IT Services, Retail, Financial Services and Aviation, to name a few. India will have to significantly gear up its educational infrastructure to meet this demand. ” marketing research report ”

Education is primarily handled by the government through its school infrastructure and large Union Budget outlays. The Indian Government targets to guarantee elementary education to every child between the age of 6 and 14 years and for this purpose, it expects to increase access to education as well as improve the quality of education being provided. It has been laying greater emphasis on the quality of education imparted in the country since the Eleventh Five-Year Plan. The quality of education has assumed importance in light of the poor academic achievement by the students. Poor academic performance by students and lack of proper training in soft skills would reduce their employability post passing out of the education system.

The Government has introduced programs like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Mid-day meal schemes etc to improve access to education. The government is also looking at the private sector in its quest to further improve the quality of education through Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The government targets to provide IT-based education to a majority of India’s student population through its PPP initiative.

While the education industry as a whole continues to boom, Indian educational institutions have failed to acquire the required visibility and recognition on the global platform. Moreover, while the number of universities and colleges has grown at a CAGR of 6% and 5% respectively, they have not performed very well on a global scale on the parameter of quality. Despite claiming to have the third largest higher secondary education system in the world, 35% of the country’s population is still illiterate.

This Draft discusses the reforms in Indian Educational Sector i.e., from the basic elementary education to higher education and challenges faced or to be faced during their implementation.

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
Indian education system- An Introduction
The Educational Structure in India
Indian Education Scenario
Union Budget for Education Sector in 2010-11
The Right to Education Now A Fundamental Right
Reforms proposed by Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development
New Models in Education System
Play n Learn technique
Virtual School & Classrooms

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