The Survey’s Database

The Survey questionnaire was printed in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil. It was put to 11,026 students drawn from 278 schools spread over 21 States of India, studying in 8 different languages. The following four tables provide further details:

 
Students
class 9
class 10
class 11
class 12
Total
Percentage
Girl
1425
1208
1036
794
4463
40.5%
Boy
2405
1991
1259
908
6563
59.5%
Total
3830
34.7%
3199
29.0%
2295
20.8%
1702
15.4%
11026
100%
100%
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Table 1: Gender-wise and class-wise distribution of students
 
 
State
No. of schools
Percentage of schools
No. of students
Percentage of students
Andhra Pradesh
4
1.4%
193
1.8%
Arunachal Pradesh
13
4.7%
662
6.0%
Assam
3
1.1%
67
0.6%
Bihar
7
2.5%
105
1.0%
Chattisgarh
3
1.1%
117
1.1%
Delhi
5
1.8%
458
4.2%
Goa
6
2.2%
241
2.2%
Gujarat
3
1.1%
144
1.3%
Haryana
6
2.2%
400
3.6%
Himachal Pradesh
10
3.6%
244
2.2%
Karnataka
40
14.4%
1206
10.9%
Kerala
7
2.5%
284
2.6%
Madhya Pradesh
6
2.2%
551
5.0%
Maharashtra
44
15.8%
2122
19.2%
Punjab
9
3.2%
388
3.5%
Rajasthan
15
5.4%
735
6.7%
Tamil Nadu
54
19.4%
1233
11.2%
Uttar Pradesh
14
5.0%
963
8.7%
Uttaranchal
2
0.7%
64
0.6%
West Bengal
27
9.7%
849
7.7%
Total
278
100%
11,026
100%

Table 2: State-wise distribution of schools & students
 
 
Medium of instruction
Number of schools
Percentage of schools
Number of students
Percentage of students
Bengali
5
1.8%
250
2.3%
English
176
63.3%
7288
66.1%
Gujarati
2
0.7%
96
0.9%
Hindi
26
9.4%
1272
11.5%
Kannada
26
9.4%
380
3.4%
Malayalam
1
0.4%
32
0.3%
Marathi
32
11.5%
1448
13.1%
Tamil
10
3.6%
260
2.4%
Total
278
100%
11,026
100%
 
Table 3: Medium-wise distribution of schools & students
 
 
Type of school
Number of schools
Percentage of schools
Number of students
Percentage of students
Government rural
25
9.0%
639
5.8%
Government urban
28
10.1%
948
8.6%
Private rural
32
11.5%
1424
12.9%
Private urban
193
69.4%
8015
72.7%
Total
278
100%
11,026
100%
 
Table 4: Type-wise distribution of schools & students
 

The nearly 8 lakh replies (11,026 students x 72 questions) were entered in a database. While analyzing the replies with the help of a statistical software, we took into account the following variables: the student’s gender and class, the school’s medium of instruction, State, and nature (government / private, urban / rural).

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