Research report
Research report

We commission and carry out research in the field of English language teaching and learning; higher education policies and its market; and issues faced by young people in India, and make these available for researchers, academics and policy makers.

Raising English Language Standards

You can access these here

Read research report on Quality Assurance Landscape in India here 

Higher Education Market Intelligence

  1. High University Enrolment, Low Graduate Employment: Analysing the paradox in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  2. Higher Education in South Asia: Trends in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  3. Skills Development in South Asia: Trends in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  4. Understanding India: The future of higher education and opportunities for international cooperation

 The above listed reports can be read here

5. The Indian States: Opportunities for International Higher Education Collaboration. It can be read here

6. Inside India - a new status quo published by British Council Education Intelligence is available on this link

7. A Comparative analysis: Challenges and opportunities for large higher education systems - you can access this report from our downloads section towards the bottom of the page. You can also download country reports on higher education system of the UK, India, US, Nigeria, Indonesia, Russia, Pakistan, China and Brazil from the same section.

Research on Social Enterprise Policy Landscape in India

Read the Research report on Social Enterprise Policy Landscape in India here

Research on Young People

Youth Leadership and Global Citizenship report can be accessed here and here

Research on Skills Sector

The British Council and ILO have commissioned a joint discussion paper on Skills Assessment in India. The discussion paper seeks to highlight both the importance and the challenges facing the implementation of third party competence based assessment, which is a critical for ensuring quality in India’s rapid growing Skill Development sector. The research was conducted by the Research Base and the report was completed in August 2014. 

You can access the report from our downloads section towards the bottom of the page.

Research in the arts

Re-Imagine Museums: UK-India Opportunities and Partnerships. You can download the report from here

Research on School Sector

Teaching and technology: case studies from India

Jointly published by British Council India and Central Square Foundation, this collection of case studies illustrates teachers and organisations using technology in innovative ways in classrooms across India. The 22 case studies show a wide range of hardware and software being used to improve learning for students and for teachers’ professional development. By highlighting this good practice, we aim to inspire future action by others to experiment with these innovations in similar context. 

Indian School Education System – An Overview

The report Indian School Education System – An Overview, gives an overall picture of the vast and continuously changing landscape of the Indian school education system. It aims to inform the readers of various facets of the school education system in the country. This report, apart from the facts and figures, captures the progress of the country since Independence in the field of education. It covers main government initiatives since independence, and also provides a comparative study of the major Indian national boards of school education with global ones such as the International Baccalaureate and the Cambridge International Examinations.