India: Academic freedom

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Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.379
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.639
 Min - Max 0.377 - 0.717
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1960 to 2022. The average value for India during that period was 0.639 index points with a minimum of 0.377 index points in 1976 and a maximum of 0.717 index points in 2005. The latest value from 2022 is 0.379 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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India - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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India - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022

Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.

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