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Indian Education not competitive with the World Education, says World Bank Director

Updated on Mon, 12 December 2011 at 18:12 IST

Elizabeth M King, World Bank Director Education said that the quality of education is the country is poor. Though more and more Indians have access to good education with the opening of new schools and colleges but the educational standard is still low when compared to other countries.

She said it is not so important to enroll students in schools and colleges but to check where they stand when compared to international students.

Elizabeth applauded about the quality of education at Indian Institute of Management ( IIM) and Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT ) but with a pun that they stand no where when compared to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Leeds in terms of quality of education provided in these universities.

The world Bank Director Education praised Kapil Sibal, Human Resource Development Minister for doing good work in technological innovations. She said world Bank played an important role in the Right to Education movement( RTE) in the country.

By Rashmi Priya

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