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Modern Education

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Modern 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 7-10 age group, by 2011.[4] India's improved education system is often cited as one of the main contributors to its economic 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 the 6 to 14 age group.[6] Certain post-secondary technical schools are also private.

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Education system
The central and most state boards uniformly follow the "10+2+3" pattern of education[In this pattern, study of 12 years is done in schools or in colleges,[12]:44 and then 3 years of graduation for a bachelor's degree.[13] The first 10 years is further subdivided into 5 years of primary education, 3 years of upper primary, followed by 2 years of high school.[12]:5 This pattern originated from the recommendation of the Education Commission of 1964–66.[14]
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is the apex body for curriculum related matters for school education in India.[15] The NCERT provides support and technical assistance to a number of schools in India and oversees many aspects of enforcement of education policies.[16] Other curriculum bodies governing school education system are:
  * The state government boards : Most of the state governments have one "State board...

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