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Education in India
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Education in the Republic of India |
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Indian Department of Education |
Ministry of Human Resource Development | Smriti Zubin Irani |
National education budget (2005–2012) |
Budget | 991 billion(US$16 billion) |
General details |
Primary languages | Hindi, English, or State language |
System type | federal, state, private |
Established
Compulsory Education | 1 April 2010 |
Literacy (2011[2]) |
Total | 74%[1] |
Male | 82.2% |
Female | 65.5% |
Enrollment (2011[3]) |
Total | (N/A) |
Primary | 93% |
Secondary | 69% |
Post secondary | 25% |
Attainment |
Secondary diploma | 40%[citation needed] |
Post-secondary diploma | 7%[citation needed] |
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. Under various articles of the Indian Constitution, free and compulsory education is provided as a fundamental right to children between the ages of 6 and 14.
India has made progress in terms of increasing the primary education attendance rate and expanding literacy to approximately three-quarters of the population in the 7-100 age group, by 2011.[4] India's improved education system is often cited as one of the main contributors to itseconomic development.[5] Much of the progress, especially in higher education and scientific research, has been credited to various public institutions.
At the primary and secondary level, India has a large private school system complementing the government run schools, with 29% of students receiving private education in...

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