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India School Market: A student base of 252 million

Teaching shifts to digital learning


Teaching shifts to digital learning


India holds an important place in the global education industry with around 1.8 million K-12 schools and a student base of 252 million, according to a ResearchAndMarkets report.

The Indian school market is currently exhibiting strong growth, said the report “India School Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity”, made available on 22 Nov 2019.

The Indian school system can be segmented in various categories according to the level of education provided such as preschool, primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary.

On the basis of ownership, it can be segmented into government, local bodies, private aided or unaided institution and on the basis of affiliation, it can be segmented into having Indian or international board affiliations.

The School education in India has traditionally been characterised by overcrowding of classes and ineffective learning for students.

However, as a result of infrastructure growth, increasing private and public investments and technological advancements, the school infrastructure in the country has witnessed significant growth with the mode of teaching also shifting to digital learning and smart class formats.

This has assisted the students in improving their academic performance significantly and made teaching more effective.

The primary factor driving the Indian school market is the huge population in the country and a significant shortage of the number of schools to provide quality education.

With a constantly growing population of around 1.37 billion, India has a huge consumer base for the education sector.

Another factor driving the Indian school market is the significant amount of monetary support received from the government as well as private Institutions, said the report.

This has resulted in significant upgradation of the education infrastructure across both rural and urban regions.

Additionally, reforms such as New Education Policy (NEP), foundation of Eklavya schools, etc, introduced by the government in order to promote girl education and provide equal opportunities for all has also driven the market positively.

Moreover, technological advancements in the methods of teaching such as smart classes, digital libraries, augmented reality, etc, has also made learning more interactive for students, exhibiting immense scope for the Indian school market, said the report.

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