India | Education Fact Sheet

published 27 June 2023 updated 27 June 2023

Mapping different indicators related to teachers, teachers’ education and teacher’ salary, this factsheet portrays the profile of teachers in India. It also presents the financing status of school education in India.

The world has crossed the halfway mark towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - adopted in 2015 – by 2030.

According to NITI Aayog’s SDG India index 2020-21, while India performed well in certain domains of the SDGs, the country’s score (measuring performance across the goals’ targets) on SDG 4, i.e, Quality Education for All, declined between 2019 and 2020.

Two key contributing factors for this decline in score are: poor learning proficiency at school level; and high drop-out rates at secondary level. Both the indicators highlight the importance of two critical components of school education – teachers and financial resources - which are imperative for improving the quality and inclusivity of education.