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Education in India – General Study

Eagle Perspective
Report by
K.Nitheesh Murugan, M.Sc., M. Phil.,

M. Tech., F. Tr.E. nitheesh@nitheesh.com

Under the Guidance of
Col. (Retd) Subash. CP
Chief Executive – VSigma Groups
Topic: Overall Scenario of School Education in India.
Preview:
1. School Education - various levels.
2. Numerous Education Developmental Programmes
3. Developing the infrastructure of Schools.
4. Standard of School Students is only just above average.
5. Text Books based on syllabus.
6. The Standard of Students.
7. Education for the dropped out students.
Detailed Study:
1. School Education in India is classified into various levels:
a) Various Standards
School Education in India starts from Pre-school. Mostly dominated by Private
Sectors, Pre School has different names (Montessori, Kindergarten (Lower and Upper)
and functionalities. However, Education at this level is not compulsory in India.
Children from age six will be attending Primary school starting from First to Fifth
standard/class/grade.
Children from age eleven are into Middle School starting from Sixth to eighth
standard/class/grade.
Children from age fourteen are into Secondary School studying ninth and tenth
standard. Eleventh and Twelfth standard/class/grade is the turning point in the Indian

These schools are huge in numbers and are controlled by various authorities like Central Government. In India. reinforce the national and integrative character of education in partnership with States/UTs. State Government. Universalise opportunities for quality secondary education and to establish a fully literate society. However. b) Educators Education is provided in India by Public Government schools (funded and run by the Government of India). funding and shortage of staff members. Special-needs schools provide non-formal education and vocational training to children with physical and mental challenges. Corporations. . Overcoming the above drawbacks education is provided in high standards by Private schools. cost of education is comparatively high in Private Schools. National open schools provide education up to the higher secondary level for children who were unable to complete their formal education. Numerous Autonomous Bodies (Education Developmental Programmes) are functioning in India controlled/ Monitored by our Government focusing in establishing new Educational standards: Various Programmes categorized under various levels of school education for various levels of students are constituted by our Indian Government keeping in mind to provide education of equitable quality to fully harness the nation’s human potential. But the drawback is lack of sufficient infrastructure. improve quality and standards of school education and literacy towards building a society committed to Constitutional values. There are also few international/ residential schools in major cities. 2. Panchayats etc. universalise elementary education in keeping with the rights conferred under the RTE Act. high majority of parents prefer to send their children to a private school.Education in India – General Study Eagle Perspective Education Standards which is the deciding factor for the students to pursue their Higher/ College Education.

Increase access to quality school education by expanding the network of schools. Model Schools. b) Cause of the Programmes Provide free and compulsory education to all children at elementary level and to reinforce the national and integrative character of education. Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madarsas (SPQEM) concentrating Minority Education. Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). Government Schools focus on development of basic infrastructure so as to provide spacious classrooms. Mahila Samakhya focusing Women’s education and Infrastructure Development of Minority Institutions (IDMI).Education in India – General Study Eagle Perspective a) Programmes Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid Day Meal (MDM) for Elementary level School Children. which further create a world-class secondary education curriculum that is able to generate brilliance among the children. Ensure quality and improved standards of education by supporting the existing institutions and facilitating setting up of new ones Initiate policy-level changes in terms of institutional and systematic reforms. Keen interest is shown by the Government and Public Sectors in developing the infrastructure of Schools. the Private sectors are implementing Video . Inclusive Education of the Disabled. toilets etc. 3. However. Saakshar Bharat for Adult Education and Scheme for Strengthening Teacher Education for Training the Teachers. Vocational Education. ICT @ School for Secondary level Students. through existing as well as new institutions. Bring equity to the system of secondary education by including disadvantaged groups as well as weaker sections. Girls’ Hostel.

Computerized Library. However. Media Centre. 6. 7. Government of India also provides opportunity to continue education for the dropped out students and also ensures education to be provided for the maximum children in the Nation. as they have very less exposure in Practical Methodology. Standard of School Students in India is only just above average. Constantly updating the Library. Smart Classrooms (Digi Board). convincing initiatives are taken by the Government to ensure better practical exposure for the students by involving various industrial institutions. 4. Pictorial References: .Education in India – General Study Eagle Perspective Conferencing Classes. Hi Fi Laboratories etc. this survey is limited to School level education and it does not have any impact on College Education. Few surveys conducted in the recent past conclude that. the students are little bit slower in learning Mathematics. The survey also states that the students are showing interest in History and Geography. However. 5. Text Books are provided by the Government based on syllabus which will be constantly updated.

Education in India – General Study Eagle Perspective .

Education in India – General Study Eagle Perspective .