30 Jun '17, 1am

At 315 million, India has the most students in world

At 315 million, India has the most students in world

NEW DELHI: India has the second largest population in the world and so most population related numbers are bound to be big, but even so recently released Census 2011 data throws up a startling statistic — the number of students is a gigantic 315 million. READ ALSO: 'Not working' — 16 crore Indian women do only household work This is not only the largest student body in the world, but Indian students would make for the fourth biggest country in the world, nearly touching the US with a population of 318 million. For comparison, China's student population is about 252 million as per Unesco statistics. NEW DELHI: The student population of 315 million has a slightly bizarre component to it. Census data gives ages of these students and over 3.3 million of them are above 30 years of age. In fact over 12 lakh are above 60 years and 1.2 lakh are above 80 years. This suggests either...

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