Schools in India – Government, Govt-Aided and Private Schools in India
We all know that government schools are those which are entirely owned and supervised by the government. In these schools, the government is in charge of the curriculum, study materials, fee structure, syllabus, examinations, etc.
Further, as the name suggests, government schools are run by the government and are fully or partially funded by the government, and job appointments are also under government control. Besides, almost all government schools marked the state language as the medium of teaching in the school, which is in contrast to the private schools that have English as the medium of teaching. A large number of people prefer government schools for many reasons. The first and foremost cause is that education is free for the age group of 6 to the age group of 14. This is instructed by the National scheme to offer free and compulsory education to all. The medium of teaching is in the state’s native tongue in the first 5 years, after which it is changed to English. The main reason for this is to promote the native language of a certain state and permit students to be aware of the significance of regional languages in education.
The government schools are also vital for another reason, along with affordable education, is that they are quite effortless to get marks as compared to other boards like the CBSE, ICSE, etc. Also, the comprehensibility of the syllabus is much more pleasing in these schools. Besides, highly qualified teachers teach students in government schools. On the other hand, a government-aided school is owned by private management but is financed by the government. In these schools, although the private management supervises the curriculum, study materials, syllabus, examinations, etc., of the school, it obeys the same academic rules and regulations applied by the government as that of a government school.
Government schools and government-aided schools are two different entities. The individual state Governments and examination boards have separate data. They may deliver the data in a form that they decode as correct. Thus, the percentage obtained in one school cannot be transferred to another.
As per the latest data from UDISE, the total number of schools in India is 15.1 lakh. The total number of Government schools in India is 10.32 Lakh in the academic year 2020-21. The total number of students in India is 26.44 Crore. The total number of teachers in India is 96.96 Lakh in the academic year 2020-21.
The total number of schools in India is 14,94,052 as per the data for 2018-19
- Government schools: 10,83,678
- Government-Aided schools: 84,614
- Private schools: 3,25,760
As per the latest available record, 15,07,708 Government schools (including Government Aided, Private Unaided, and Other schools) are in India.
As per the latest record of the Central Government (As of 14.9.2020), there are 14,94,052 schools in India.
|State/UTs||Total Number of Schools|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||339||2||72|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||300||10||35|
|Daman & Diu||112||4||23|
|Jammu & Kashmir||24080||29||5552|
|Source: UDISE+ -2018-19 (Provisional)|
How many schools are there in India 2020?
As per the latest Central Government record, 14,94,052 schools in India including Government, Govt Aided and Private Schools.
How many govt schools in India 2020?
As per the latest Central Government record, 10,83,678 government schools in India.
How many govt aided schools in India 2020?
As per the latest Central Government record, 3,25,760 government-aided schools in India.
How many private schools in India 2020?
As per the latest Central Government record, 84,614 private schools in India.
How many CBSE affiliated schools are in India?
As per the available record, more than 27000 schools are affiliated with CBSE in India.