British Council

India is home to the largest and most complex education system in the world. Our new report provides an overview of this system, including key facts and figures on the school sector, outlines of schooling at each level, language in education policy and practice, and teacher education. It also provides a brief history of recent education policies, main government initiatives since independence and details of the major national and international boards of school education. Recent successes and ongoing challenges in the education sector are also documented and discussed, making it of use to readers seeking to understand both the development of education in India since independence and its future trajectory.

View the report using our e-reader or download the pdf below.