Funding For Teacher Training Down 87% In 6 Years, As India’s Central Expenditure On Education Declines

Bengaluru: While higher education funding has seen a 28% increase in real terms, school education has witnessed a 3% decline during the last six years to Rs 39,000 crore, according to government budge...

Scrapping ‘No-Detention Policy’ Not Enough To Improve Learning Outcomes: Experts

Mumbai: Indian states can now choose to hold children back in grades V and VIII if they fail the year-end tests, but this is not enough to improve learning outcomes, experts said. Earlier, studen...

To Improve Quality Of School Education, India Must Spend More On Training Teachers

New Delhi: With nearly one in six elementary school teachers not professionally trained, India must improve its spending on teacher training--just 2% of the 2018-19 budget allocated for Samagra Shiksh...

What Budget 2019 Needs To Do To Boost India’s Flailing Higher Education Institutions

Mumbai: India is not investing adequately in its demographic dividend--the world's largest--and its potential will slide further if the government’s last budget before general elections does not ack...

What Budget 2019 Can Do To Raise India’s Plummeting Quality Of School Education

Mumbai: India stepped up its spending on school education by 9.35% from 2014-15 (Rs 45,722.41 crore) to 2018-19 (Rs 50,000 crore). But education’s share in the total union budget fell from 2.55% to ...

Fewer Children Out Of School, But Basic Skills Stay Out Of Reach: New Study

Mumbai: No more than 2.8% of children are out of school in India, the first time the figure has fallen below 3%, bringing the total school enrollment to a record 97.2%, according to the Annual Status ...

Blamed For Their Parents’ Poverty, 80% Of Marginalised Indian Children Experience Corporal Punishment In School

Mumbai: A toxic combination of poverty, poorly-paid teachers with anti-migrant prejudice and a lack of training on nonviolent discipline in government schools means marginalised children are significa...

India’s Most-Literate States Use Education Money From Delhi Most Efficiently

Mumbai: India’s smaller, most-literate states tend to distribute money given to them by Delhi for education to schools quickest, are unlikely divert or misappropriate this money--unlike larger, less...

After-School Experiment In UP Village Offers Way To Address India’s Learning Crisis

Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh: It is 4:30 p.m. and school is over for the day. Yet, some 25 children sit in groups in a classroom in an arid, drought-prone southwestern corner of India’s most-populous...

Gender Norms, Lack Of New Age Skills Threaten To Derail Teenage Indian Girls’ Aspirations

Mumbai: Every fifth teenage Indian girl is currently not studying, dropouts increase with increase in age, nearly every second teenage Indian girl believes boys have better opportunities to pursue edu...