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Education in India
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Education in Republic of India |
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Indian Department of Education |
Ministry of Human Resource Development | Kapil Sibal |
National education budget (2011–2012) |
Budget | 52,057 crore (US$11.61 billion) |
General Details |
Primary Languages | Hindi, English, or State language |
System Type | Federal, state, private |
Established
Compulsory Education | April 1, 2010 |
Literacy (2011[1]) |
Total | 74.04% |
Male | 82.14% |
Female | 65.46% |
Enrollment ((N/A)) |
Total | (N/A) |
Primary | (N/A) |
Secondary | (N/A) |
Post Secondary | (N/A) |
Attainment |
Secondary diploma | 15% |
Post-secondary diploma | 7% |
Education in India is provided by the public sector as well as the private sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: federal, state, and local. Child education is compulsory. The Nalanda University was the oldest university-system of education in the world. 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 states, 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 universities in India are Union or State Government controlled.
India has made progress in terms of increasing primary education attendance rate and expanding literacy to approximately two thirds of the population.[2] India's improved education system is often cited as one of the main contributors...

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