Education

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Education in India is provided by the public and private sectors, and the Indian Constitution stipulates free and compulsory education for children between the ages of six and fourteen. At the primary level, increasing literacy rates is a major goal for the nation that will facilitate economic development. India has the world’s third largest system of higher education with many outstanding universities supported by the Department of Higher Education. Admission is highly competitive and Affirmation Action policies reserve seats for under-represented minorities and historically disadvantaged groups in the country.

Columbia Global Centers—South Asia—Mumbai
The India Global Center of Columbia University in New York highlights a comprehensive cluster of collaborative projects and programs in India.

Columbia Global Centers—South Asia—Mumbai
The India Global Center of Columbia University in New York highlights a comprehensive cluster of collaborative projects and programs in India.

Development of Education in India
Over thirty articles are featured that trace and highlight the development of education in India, from India Netzone.

Duke Program in Education in India
This Web site is an introduction to Duke University’s program in India with a focus on cultural knowledge and teaching practices. It is housed in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Education and Development
This section of the US Embassy in New Delhi Web site presents important facts, speeches, and joint statements on partnerships for educational development between the United States and India.

Maps of India Education
This site in shows educational institutions in India along with valuable information on careers and professional degrees across a wide range of fields.

Ministry of Human Resource Development
This site represents the Indian Government Ministry that oversees departments of School Education and Literacy and Higher Education.

Private Sector's Contribution to K-12 Education in India
This study by Ernst & Young provides an overview of private sector contributions to K-12 Education in India that includes practices, challenges, and recommendations.

Reviving Indian Education
This site is a formal presentation of the structure, levels, and stages of education in India from primary school to post-graduate school.

University of Delhi
This Web site provides a comprehensive overview of India’s premier university, established in 1922.

Women Education India
This section of the Women Empowerment India site highlights the status of women and girls education including literacy rates, quality of education, and challenges faced by females in Indian society.