India needs funds to invest in education
Vice president calls for more funds to improve higher education
December 20, 2010
The vice president [of India] further stated that today we have 504 universities in the country, with varying statutory bases and mandates. "Of these, 40 are Central Universities, 243 are State Universities, 130 are Deemed Universities, five institutions established under State legislation, 53 are State private Universities, and 33 are Institutions of National Importance established by Central legislation. We have a total teaching faculty of around 6 lakhs in higher education."
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