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India: Student teacher ratio, primary school: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for India from 1971 to 2016. The average value for India during that period was 38.98 students per teacher with a minumum of 31.29 students per teacher in 2014 and a maximum of 42.9 students per teacher in 1979. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in India is the number of primary school pupils divided by the number of primary school teachers. It is generally considered better to have fewer pupils per teacher.
Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.