India’s Public School Holding the Fort

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Students preparing for their examinations at the school grounds of a government senior secondary school in Mysore.

Abstract: Indian education system has historically evolved to accommodate multiple providers and institutions. The school sector has seen the participation of governments, both centre and state and remains the mainstay of the country’s education system, providing education to nearly three-fourth of the students.

Author is Professor of Geography and Regional Development, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU, New Delhi.