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.
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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.