India has always been flooded by the presence of schools, colleges, and universities, meaning inundated with efficient education without even the sense of scarcity in education.
Right from the ancient period with the inception of Nalanda University, India is still maintaining its pride, via its plenty of standard educational institutions and universities, and it has even started to attract foreign students more than ever, these days. India and is people are really concerned about education, until preliminary education at least. There will be always a huge competition for public examinations, especially one for the 12th standards public examinations. The competition is set right from the kindergarten education, which has nowadays become difficult to get a seat in those schools. Over population and vast differences in the status of living of people, were acting as the major influences of education, but the situation is quietly changing in the country, as enormous developments have been fabricated from the government side too.
Holding in the position of being the central apex educational body, comprising the Delhi Board of Education too, the CBSE could be portrayed as one of the prominent educational board in the country. It falls under the governance of central government of India, but not being financed by either the central government, or by any other external sources though. Recently it was accomplishing many educational reforms, like the one Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for the 9th and 10th standards under its roof, thereby eradicating the public examinations at the 10th standard level, by the way leading to continuous and regular class based assessments of the students in the schools that are affiliated to CBSE boards. Further, it has also started running its pilot projects for the academic year 2010-2011 in the international countries for the 1st and 11th grades, comprising more than 25 countries, including United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Oman, etc… with its innovative expansions, it has taken India to the next level in the education sector.
The regulation of higher education in India is been developed and implemented by the common vertex body, namely, the University Grants Commission (UGC), which sets the working procedures, standards, policies, and guidelines for all the colleges, and universities, both in state and central, and it also helps the government to strike in the educational coordination between its states and central. As of 2009, there were around 20 central universities, more than 200 state universities, 100 deemed universities, and 16, 000 colleges… the all-time top listed institutions in the country would be of course, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs,) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs.) In addition to these institutions, the country bags enormous number of private professional education institutions under the engineering, medical, law, and management cadres that could be found equivalent to the international standards and features, namely, the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, National Institutes of Technology (NITs,) All India Institute of Medical Sciences, National Law School of India, Amity Law School, and many more… Every year, the number of students getting into these universities, and number of colleges and universities under these categories are consistently increasing. The private education colleges and universities are in fact strong competitors to the government, and other aided institutions under the higher education cadre, which was estimated around $40 billion in the year 2008, and expected to grow much larger in the coming years. Whatever may be the case, the competition is for a good cause, as it is continuously getting oriented towards the positive progression of the educational growth rate in the country!
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