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    Our education today seventy years since independence

    Since it's going to be independence day soon and ISC is an educational website,let us focus on how much India has progressed in the field of education since independence.
    There was widespread illiteracy before independence but India has managed to bring its education system at par with the global standard.
    Here are a few important facts about our educational development,
    The number of schools witnessed a dramatic increase during the post-independence era.
    1)In a bid to attract children to schools, especially in the rural areas, the government also started implementing the mid-day meals programme in 1995.
    2)The Parliament made elementary education a fundamental right for children in the age group of 6-14 years by passing the 86th amendment to the Constitution in 2002.
    3)During independence, India's literacy rate was only 12.2 % which increased to 74.04% in 2011.
    4)The Government launched the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in 2001 to ensure education for the children from 6 to 14 years.
    Members please post more information and facts about our progress.
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    In the year 1947, the population of India was 34.5 crore which has increased to more than 125.5 crores in the year 2015. Presently, one person in every 6 people on the planet earth is a resident of India. It is estimated that by 2030, India will have the largest population in the world.
    I remember around 1975, when I used to study general knowledge, for appearing in competitive examinations , there were around 100 universities in India. Nowadays there are total 761 universities. This includes 47 central universities, 350 state universities, 123 deemed universities and 241 private universities.
    In addition, to above there are autonomous organizations and Institutes of National Importance like IITs, IIMs, NITs, IIITs and Agricultural Universities. There are 7 universities in my city Lucknow itself.
    Since independence, following had been some of the major milestones in the education sector in India -
    1. The 42nd Constitutional Amendment during the year1976 brought about a fundamental change by transferring education from the State List to the Concurrent List of the Constitution.
    2. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 entitled every child of the age of 6 to 14 year with the right to free and compulsory education.
    3. The use of new information and communication technologies, especially of the internet, has expanded significantly during the past few years.

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