India has been able to create and maintain educational brands like IIT – where very good technical education is given at some of the world’s lowest costs. At the other end of the spectrum, India has about 350 million people who form the primary work force of the country without any education to speak of. Primary education is therefore one of the top priorities.
The Government of India recently announced that it is going to ask every school to have a website of its own. Schools will be required to publish updated information about its infrastructure and faculty. This is going to be made into a law very soon. Every student will soon have a unique identification number, which will help monitor India’s primary education program. The first set of such numbers will get rolled out by 2010.