The National Literacy Mission defines literacy as acquiring the skills of reading, writing and arithmetic and the ability to apply them to one's day-to-day life. The absence of adequate school infrastructure like improper facilities and inefficient teaching staff is one of the main factors affecting literacy in India. India had only just crossed the 74% level by the 2011 census. The right to education is a fundamental right, and UNESCO aims at education for all by 2015.
The 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, collaboration and communication, project and resource management, creativity and adaptability are necessary traits and tools to succeed in a fast-paced, global economy. The RBI seems to be keen on exploring the possibility of a public private partnership (PPP) model in education.
Riding on a truly international business platform, EDUtPRO India 2020 is poised to act as catalyst for business growth in today’s competitive environment. The rapid growth of Indian economy is manifested in the number of educational institutions that are coming up with those opportunities also come challenges. Some of those challenges relate to cost, sustainability, optimizing usage and making teaching and learning meaningful for students, and relevant for the development of the country. Many policy makers, planners, managers, and practitioners still lack experience, knowledge, and judgment capabilities in the systems, methods, and media involved in what is essentially an emerging field. This lack of experience is particularly evident when dealing with the integration and hence the demand for efficient and strategic education management is increasing.