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Education

 

There is a common structure of education throughout the country. Most states have introduced 10+2+3 system.

Stages of Education in India ,and an indication regarding corresponding age group of students for each stage, are shown in the table below :
 

S. No  Stage Classes / Duration (with
exceptions, if any) 
Corresponding Age Group of Students (Indicative)

1.

School Stages 

I-XII 

6 - 18 Years

 

1.1 Elementary 

I-VIII 
(I-VII a few States)

 6 - 14 Years

 

1.1.1 Primary 

I - V 
(I - IV in a few States)

 6 - 11 Years

 

1.1.2 Upper Primary 

VI - VIII 
(V - VII in a few States) 

11 - 14 Years

 

1.2 Secondary

 IX - XII
(VIII - XII in a few States)

 14 - 18 Years

 

1.2.1 High School 

IX - X
(VIII - X in a few States)
(I - IV in a few States) 

14 - 16 Years

 

1.1.2 Higher / Senior Sec.
School 

XI - XII

 16 - 18 Years

 

2.

Higher / University Education 

 

18 - 24 Years *

 

2.1 Non-Professional (e.g. Humanities / Pure Sciences / Commerce) Degree Courses 

 

 

 

2.1.1 Undergraduate  

3 Years

 

 

2.1.2 Post-graduate 

2 Years

 

 

2.2 Professional Degree / Diploma Courses 

Depends on the nature of the course 

 

 

As on 31.3.2005, there were 342 Universities including 18 Central Universities, 211 State Universities, 95 deemed Universities and 5 institutions established under State Legislation and 13 Institutes of National Importance. There were 17625 colleges, of which 5386 have been recognized by the UGC under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act.

In 2004-05, an estimated 104.81 lakh students were enrolled in the institutions of Higher Education as against 99.54 lakh in the previous year and the faculty strength was 4.71 lakh as compared to 4.57 lakh in the previous year.

Some Universities have reserved seats for NRI's . The persons desirous of getting admission in those institutes may directly approach them.

For more details please log on to web site: www.education.nic.in 

 

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