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Indian Muslims struggling with low literacy: 200 schools, 25 colleges suggested to battle education woes

The panel, on Thursday suggested that more than 200 new schools and 25 colleges should be introduced as part of an exercise to overhaul the education system for minorities. Indian Muslims struggling with low literacy As per the 2011 Census, the literacy rate of Muslims stand at 68.53 per cent, the lowest among all minority communities and less than the ... Read More »

What Indian Muslims have learnt: Education is empowerment

Rashid Nehaal is a harried man. As the director of the Aligarh Muslim University’s Kishanganj campus, he is running an academic centre starved of funds, with non existent infrastructure, in one of the poorest corners of India with little linkages with industry and the market for students to leverage. And Nehaal, 48, senses prejudice from the central government. Yet, Nehaal’s ... Read More »