With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. India has now emerged as a global player.
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Explaining the Gap Between Facts and Perceptions of InequalityFacts and perceptions of inequality convey equally important, yet different, sets of information about a society. One refers to absolute well-being,... Show More + in terms of income, and the other refers to well-being relative to others or relative to past well-being. Author Paolo Verme uses recent evidence from Egypt and the United States to illustrate where fact and perceptions of inequality overlap, where they differ, and why this is important. Read full article here. Show Less -
WASHINGTON, DC, March 18, 2010 - The World Bank today approved two education projects worth US$1.05 billion to India, designed to boost the number of children enrolling in and completing elementary school,... Show More + and to improve quality of engineering education across the country.India has made significant progress in meeting its education goals, especially at the primary level. Through its 86th constitutional amendment in 2002, India mandated elementary education as a fundamental right of every child. The same year, the government also launched the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), a nationwide program aiming to provide quality elementary education to all children. The Bank has supported the SSA with two IDA credits totaling US1.1 billion since 2003. “SSA - now largest ongoing Education for All (EFA) program in the world - has been remarkably successful, particularly in achieving greater access to elementary education,” said Roberto Zagha, World Bank Country Director for India. “Between Show Less -
March 18, 2010 - India's technical institutions attract some of the best and brightest students in the world. The Indian Institutes of Technology are world renowned and their graduates are represented... Show More + in some of the world’s leading corporations. However, these elite institutions are accessible to only a few qualified students, less than 1%.Many others among India’s 2.5 million technical and engineering students do not receive the same quality of instruction. They often lack the skills necessary to succeed in a demanding environment - such as creativity, the ability to solve real-life problems, as well as communication, interpersonal and team skills.With India's revolution in software and IT services, there is a great demand for world class engineers and technicians. Given India's shortage of personnel with the requisite skills, the country has enormous potential to modernize its economy by upgrading its technical and engineering education to make it more competitive globally.Better Ski Show Less -