Indi The Country Of India

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Travis Norwood Political Science 290 9/29/2014

Education in India

The country of India gained independence in 1947 and has seen many changes since then. Education happens to be one those changes. Education had been an ongoing problem for a while in India. Only recently has India seen improvements concerning its education system. Multiple education policies and reforms have helped more and more of India’s youth become educated. With India being one of the world’s largest nations, it could potentially have one of the largest educated societies in the world if progress continues to occur. Education has advanced because of government enacted policies and the people’s will to improve themselves through education.
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This will be attempted in an atmosphere of mutual respect for diversity and harmonious relations between all its citizens, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, language, or region (Geneva 2004). With these commitments by the national government, it gives the people reason to do their part by becoming productive members of society by becoming educated, informing themselves, and take part in elections to protect these commitments. The UPA also adopted the National Common Minimum Programme that included various initiatives. These initiatives address the main issues relating to (a) the elimination of disparities in access, (b) empowering women, (c) securing a rightful place for the disadvantaged and the minorities, (d) eradication of illiteracy, (e) education for women’s equality, (f) improvement in the quality of education and its content and (g) decentralization of the processes of educational change with the participation of people (Geneva 2004). The UPA shows they also want nothing but equality between all of their citizens. It completely makes society better overall. The literacy rate of India is 62.8% (CIA). The rate for men is 75.2% while for women the rate it is 50.8% (CIA). It is ranked 186th in the world
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