ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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West Bengal: Schools out of Shape

Schools out of Shape West Bengal still stands a dismal 18th position in literacy rates among 35 Indian states and union territories. The rate of literacy among the scheduled caste communities remains as low as 42.21 per cent. Almost 15 per cent of the population in the age group 6-11 were out of school in 1997-98. There is on average 2.98 teachers per school, a suffocating student-teacher ratio of 54:1 far higher than the declared ratio (40:1) of the government. These are among several findings of the Pratichi (India) Trust

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