Indian schools follow the ‘10+2+3’ pattern of education similar to the Australian school sector.
There are close to 1.5 million schools in India enrolling 264 million students and serviced by close to 10 million teachers.
The school sector is segmented by levels of education (pre-primary, primary, middle, secondary and senior secondary), ownership (public, private aided, private un-aided and local bodies) and education board affiliation. The boards conduct public examinations at end of year X and XII (CBSE, state boards, CISCE, NIOS, respective state boards and international boards).
The Department of School Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is responsible for development of school education and literacy across India. Other peak bodies include: