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State of the Education Report for India-2021

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    14th Oct, 2021


On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, "State of the Education Report (SOER) -2021 of India-" No Teachers, No Class" has been released by UNESCO.


  • This report is published annually by UNESCO.
  • This is the third edition of the Education Report.
  • This year, the report focuses on the theme “teachers, teaching and educating teachers”, highlighting the challenge of teaching.
  • The report seeks to provide insight into key aspects of the teaching profession and provides a profile of 9.6 million teaching staff.
  • The report also highlights the challenges of a complex system of teaching and their professional development.
  • The findings of this report were prepared on the basis of the data obtained from:
    • Periodic Labor Force Survey (PLFS)
    • Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE)


  • As per the report, there are close to 1.2 lakh schools in India. It accounts for 7.15 percent of 11.51 lakh schools. Of this, 89 percent are in rural areas.
  • 51% of fotal schools are employing 95 lakh teachers.
  • According to the Report's findings, India needs 11.16 more teachers to address the current shortage.
  • Countries with the highest percentage of schools with single teachers are
    • Arunachal Pradesh (18.22%)
    • Goa (16.08%)
    • Telangana (15.71%)
    • Andhra Pradesh (14.4%)
    • Jharkhand (13.81%)
    • Uttarakhand (13.64%)
    • Madhya Pradesh (13.08%)
    • Rajasthan (10.08%)

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