School-age Population by Education Level1

177,432,640

 

121,369,632

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20191

75%

 

73%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20191

30%

 

27%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

43.5%

 

41.6%

Secondary (2018)

 

Tertiary (2018)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2021

 

Literacy rate (2006)1

50.8%

 

75.2%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

34%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

11%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

68

 

64

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

1.6 86.9
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
1.3 37.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
16.6 34.5
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in March 2020

Highlights

COL works in many programme areas in India — girls’ and women’s education and training, open and innovative schooling, higher education, technologyenabled learning, lifelong learning for farmers, and technical and vocational skills development. Learners from India have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.  

Partners

Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in India include:

  • Ministry of Education (formerly Ministry of Human Resource Development)
  • Ministry of Information Broadcasting
  • Andhra University
  • Arul Anandar College
  • Bankers Institute of Rural Development
  • Bilaspur University
  • BOSCH Ltd.
  • Central University of Himachal Pradesh
  • Centurion University of Technology and Management
  • Chetana Institute for the Mentally Handicapped
  • Department of School Education, Telangana
  • Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Digital Empowerment Foundation
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
  • Educational Technology and Management Academy
  • First Impressions Resources Pvt. Ltd.
  • Focal Skills
  • Foundation for MSME Clusters
  • Gopalganj-Debiana Fisherman Cooperative Society Limited
  • Graphic Era Hill University
  • Indian Institute of Skill Development
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • International College, Kolkata
  • IT for Change, Bangalore
  • Karnataka State Open University
  • Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University
  • Mann Deshi Foundation
  • M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
  • National Institute of Bank Management
  • National Institute of Open Schooling
  • National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • Netaji Subhas Open University
  • Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society
  • Odisha State Open University
  • Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies
  • Reddiyarchatram Seed Growers Association
  • Rural Education and Development India
  • Sambhav Foundation
  • Save the Children
  • ScooNews | EdBank
  • Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University
  • Siliguri Global Engineering Institute
  • Skill Council for Green Jobs
  • State Resource Center, Kerala
  • Tamil Nadu Open University
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • University of Hyderabad
  • University of Kashmir
  • Uttarakhand Open University
  • Vardhman Mahaveer Open University
  • Vidiyal
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University