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Indian Video Education

Indian Video Education

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Published by: devvicky on Jun 26, 2010
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Education in India has a history stretching back to the ancient urban centresof learning at Taxila and Nalanda. The Nalanda University was the oldestuniversity-system of education in the world. Western education became ingrainedinto Indian society with the establishment of the British Raj. Education in Indiafalls under the control of both the Union Government and the states, with someresponsibilities lying with the Union and the states having autonomy for others.The various articles of the Indian Constitution provide for education as afundamental right. Most universities in India are Union or State Governmentcontrolled.India has made a huge progress in terms of increasing primary educationattendance rate and expanding literacy to approximately two thirds of thepopulation. India's improved education system is often cited as one of the maincontributors to the economic rise of India. Much of the progress in education hasbeen credited to various private institutions. The private education market in Indiais estimated to be worth $40 billion in 2008 and will increase to $68 billion by2012. However, India continues to face challenges. Despite growing investment ineducation, 35% of the population is illiterate and only 15% of the students reachhigh school. As of 2008, India's post-secondary high schools offer only enoughseats for 7% of India's college-age population, 25% of teaching positionsnationwide are vacant, and 57% of college professors lack either a master's or PhDdegree. As of 2007, there are 1522 degree-granting engineering colleges in India

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