Johannes Kepler Symposium on Mathematics

As part of the Johannes Kepler symposium on mathematics Prof. Pradeep Kumar Misra, Faculty of Education, CCS University, Meerut, India, will give a public talk (followed by a discussion) on Wed, June 27, 2018 at 15:15 o'clock at HS 12 on the topic of "Indian Education System: An Intriguing Story" . The organziers of the symposium,

O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Langer,
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Larcher
A.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Maaß, and
die ÖMG (Österreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft),

hereby cordially invite you.

Series D - Didactics

Indian Education System: An Intriguing Story

India, an ancient civilization, and a country of 1.3 billion have one of the largest educational systems in the world. The role of education becomes more significant considering the fact that 50% of India’s current population is below the age of 25 and 65% below 35. Moving from Gurukul system of education in ancient times, where the students resided in the Ashram (house) of their Guru (teacher) to get Vidya (knowledge) and leaving the Ashram only after the declaration by Guru that they are ready for next phase of life, India now have different types of educational institutions to meet varied demands of society. In schooling sector, India has 1.5 million schools, 259 million school students and 8.3 million teachers (Ministry of Human Resource and Development, 2016). And at higher education level, there are 864 universities, 40,026 colleges, 11,669 standalone institutions, 35.7 million students, and 1.3 million teachers (All India Survey on Higher Education, 2017). Elaborating upon these and many more interesting facts and figures about India and Indian education, this talk will present an intriguing story of Indian education system. All those interested to learn about India and Indian education system are welcome to attend the talk.