School children line Cochin Kerala India

Overview of Education system in India

  History The Indian education system has a long and rich history. The Takshaslia is regarded as the earliest example of what has is now known as a university and was operating in India in the 5th century BCE. They were institutions which sat alongside Hindu and Buddhist monasteries, providing practical education such as medicine.
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Gurukula image

The Problems Within Education in India

  The Indian educational system is firmly rooted in thousands of years of traditional education.  It began with the ancient universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila, continued to the Gurukula scholar system, and is now a fusion of tradition and adopted ideas. See Also: Everything You Need to Know About Education in India Education in India
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Shantideva of Nalanda

Everything You Need to Know About Education in India

  The history of Indian education began with large monasteries, considered universities by today’s definition, that instructed both Indian scholars and scholars from abroad in a wide variety of disciplines. Some of the most famous of these monasteries were Ujjain, Vikramshila, Nalanda, and Takshila.
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Nagarjuna, prominent monk of Nalanda

Indian Distance Education Universities – The Professor in Your Pocket

  The monastery of Nalanda was a large, ancient university that attracted scholars from all over the world.  Its multi-storied libraries of materials that covered not just religion, but various subjects like medicine, logic, astrology, and grammar, were rivaled only by Egypt.
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Aryadeva scholar of Nalanda

The Jewels of Indian Distance Education

  India has a long, beautiful history of education that appears almost mythical.  Ancient India possessed a reputation that rivaled its contemporary, ancient Egypt.  Nalanda, the monastery (and university, according to scholars), attracted scholars from all over the world who traveled from as far as China and Korea to study at the campus of Nalanda.
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Ancient Nalanda University

Education in India

Many historians, scholars, and researchers will argue that (along with China and Egypt) India birthed formal education. The history of Indian education certainly does not begin with Nalanda, but it is one of the most well-documented institutions in ancient India. It is likely there were thousands of such institutions scattered about India.
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