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August 10, 2009

What is Education?

Education is Knowledge or Skill Obtained or Developed by the learning process.  Mostly development of Knowledge is Education. Education is learning the Skill to Survive.

Why we need Education?

The purpose of education is, it develops to understand the circumstances, builds brainpower to improve systems to raise, increases the living standard, and it improve the society and culture.  Most important concern in our modern social life is how to earn and live comfortable and safe life, so education is an important one in the life.

Education and Economy

The next thing is Economy. Education plays an important role in Economy. Education is mainly to improve the Financial and the Economic status of a person. The countries economy is mainly depend on the education. If a country provides better education automatically that country economic status improves. Because of Education only some countries are rich and some countries are still poor because of bad education.

Literacy Rate Around world

Education system in India and other Countries

Education system in India

Education is one of the most powerful things in the growth of Indian Economy.  The higher levels of Literacy will give the greater economic output, higher employment levels, better health, better social structures, and higher marks along a number of other development indicators. Educating girls and women has been shown to result in rapid improvements in family planning, nutrition, health, and income and is seen as one of the best tools for promoting social and economic development.

Today, Indian education covers one of the largest higher and secondary education systems in the world. This has been made possible by a large number of schools, colleges and universities that are offering various courses. Moreover, the distance learning courses and online degrees are also helping in the democratization of the Indian education system.

There are lot of universities and colleges, schools made transmission of knowledge in the technological sectors. The Indian Institute of Technology and various Engineering Colleges are playing the important role in the technical areas. Thus today, India is known as the talent-pool of the world, where intelligent, educated people are very easy to find, and this fact has definitely given a boost to India education.

Indian educational system consists of six stages they are Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary, Graduation and Post Graduation.


In this there are two stages are there Lower Kinder Garden and Upper Kinder Garden. In this the children have to spend two years. This is the starting stage of the education.


In this stage we have to spend five years. Here we will study class 1 to class 5. The start at the age of 6 and the finish at the age of 11. Here they will learn about the Basic subjects like English, Regional Language, Mathematics, Science, General Knowledge and History.


In this stage also they have to spend five years. Here we will study class 6 to class 10. The start at the age of 11 and the finish at the age of 15. Here they will learn about the Basic subjects like English, Regional Language, Mathematics, Science and History.

Higher Secondary

After finishing the secondary education they have to study higher secondary for two years. Here they enter at the age of 16 and finish it at 17. Here they will study the class 11 and class 12.


After finishing the higher secondary education they will enter into the Graduation. Here only they enter in to the particular field. In Indian Education system the Professional course is 4 years, Medical 5 years, Diploma course 3 years and Arts and Science 3 years.

Post Graduation

Here the time period is 1 ᅡᄑ years to 3 years.

The following diagram shows the Indian Education System.

*  All levels of education in India, from primary to higher education, are overseen by the
Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education and
Department of School Education and Literacy)

Other Countries


In China, the education is divided into three categories basic education, higher education, and adult education. The Compulsory Education Law in China is that each child has nine years of formal education. Students are required to complete primary and junior middle school education. Thereafter, students who pass the appropriate entrance examinations go on to senior middle schools or middle-level vocational schools.

Primary Education

Primary education is a six year course in which pupils study core subjects such as Chinese, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science etc. There is also a certain level of elementary political and moral education. A strong emphasis is also placed on Physical Education. Schools start around 8 am and classes go on into the evenings.

Junior Middle School

This is the continuation of the Primary School. In this the students study the same core subjects at higher levels. There is an emphasis on sports and physical education, alongside moral and political education. At the end of the three years, all pupils take an examination, this for successful students leads to senior middle school or vocational school. These examinations are considered to be very important as the pass level determines the quality of senior or vocational school into which the students may be accepted.
Senior Middle School

In Senior Middle school, students elect whether to follow science or humanities curricula. These courses are designed to lead to the important National College Entrance Exams. Again sport and political education are part of the curriculum.
Higher Education

If the student wants to enter into the Higher Education they must first take the National College Entrance Exam. This is held in early July and there are separate exams for science and humanities candidates. Admission is decided mainly on the results of the entrance exams.


There are hundreds of universities are there in China. They give the high quality education to the students. Most universities offer four to five year courses leading to bachelor’s degrees.

In addition to the universities, there are colleges, offering two or three year diploma courses in various vocational subjects. There are also normal colleges which again are teacher training establishments.
The following tabular column shows clearly the education stages in China




18-22 University or college No
15-18 Senior high school (middle school)
Vocational school
12-15 Junior middle school Yes
6-12 Primary school Yes

Education System in United States of America

The following table shows the education system in USA.


Typical age

Various optional, yet recommended
programs such as Head Start
Under 5
Elementary School
Pre-Kindergarten 4-5
Kindergarten 5-6
1st Grade 6-7
2nd Grade 7-8
3rd Grade 8-9
4th Grade 9-10
5th Grade 10-11
Middle school
6th Grade 11-12
7th Grade 12-13
8th Grade 13-14
High school
9th Grade (Freshman) 14-15
10th Grade (Sophomore) 15-16
11th Grade (Junior) 16-17
12th Grade (Senior) 17-18
Post-secondary education
Tertiary education (College or University) ages vary (usually four years,
referred to as Freshman,
Sophomore, Junior and
Senior years)
Vocational education ages vary
Graduate education
Adult education

The Following Diagram shows the Education in USA

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