National Statistical Office (NSO) has conducted a survey on Household
Social Consumption: Education as part of 75th round of National Sample
Survey (NSS). Some important findings of the survey are given below.
Literacy rate among persons of age 7 years and above was 77.7%. It was
73.5% in rural and 87.7% in the urban areas.
Nearly 10.6 % of the persons of age 15 years and above in India had
completed level of education graduate and above. This was 5.7% in rural and
21.7% in urban areas.
Among persons of age 3 to 35 years, 13.6% never enrolled,5% ever
enrolled but currently not attending while 43.9% were currently attending.
Net Attendance Ratio (NAR) at primary level was 86.1%. The figure was
72.2% at ‘upper primary / middle level’ and 89.0% at ‘primary and upper
primary /middle level’
Nearly 96.1% of the students were pursuing general courses and 3.9% were
pursuing technical/professional courses.
Among students pursuing general courses, nearly 55.8% were male students
and 44.2% were female students.
Among students pursuing technical/professional courses, nearly 65.2%
were male students and 34.8% were female students.
Nearly 57.0% of the students in rural and 23.4% in urban areas received
Nearly 15.7% of the students in rural and 9.1% in urban areas received
scholarship/ stipend/ reimbursement.
Nearly 4.4% of the rural households and 23.4% of the urban households
had a computer. Nearly 14.9% of the rural households and 42.0% of the urban
households had internet facility.