India: Student teacher ratio, primary school

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 India

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 32.75
 Year 2017
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1971 - 2017
 Average 38.64
 Min - Max 31.29 - 42.90
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1971 to 2017. The average value for India during that period was 38.64 students per teacher with a minimum of 31.29 students per teacher in 2014 and a maximum of 42.9 students per teacher in 1979. The latest value from 2017 is 32.75 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 132 countries is 21.75 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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India - Student teacher ratio, primary school - Recent values chart

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India - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1971-2017




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.

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