Educational Institutes

  • The best primary education in the world (World Economic Forum, The Global Competitive-ness Report 2016-2017: Primary Education)
  • The most literate nation in the world (J. W. Miller ja M. C. McKenna, World's Most Literate Nations: Rank Breakdown)
  • Top-performing OECD country in literacy, math, and sciences (OECD, Better Life Index: Education)
  • The second- best country in the world when measure fairness of society from the children’s perspective (UNICEF, Report Card 13, 2016, Fairness for Children).
  • 1st in knowledge and skills embodied in individuals that enable people to create economic value for their nation (World Economic Forum, The Human Capital Report: Human Capital Index 2016)
  • The world’s most stable country (The Fund for Peace, Fragile States Index 2016)

Finndia offer the finest methods for inspiring, successful and highly recognized courses with very broad range of learning environments to support self-guided development, which creates a basis for comprehensive learning of multiprofessional competences: projects, simulations, student cooperative, e-learning and work-related learning. All the courses will be specifically tailored with collaboration of the local entities to match the target country’s needs, based on social, cultural, economical and by volume needs.

India offers enormous opportunity for Finnish Educational Export. India’s ambitious vision is to become a global provider of educational knowledge at the top level. In India alone, there are 1.3 million schools, over 720 universities, 45 000 colleges and 10 000 Industrial Training Institutes in India. The total government spending on education is 3.7 % of GDP. In 2010, a “Right to Education Act” was implemented and it guarantees free and compulsory education to every child between 6 to 14 years.

The education bill has improved school infrastructure and increased enrollment, but there is still a great disparity between rural India and the bigger cities in which connectivity exists and digitalization is increasing rapidly. There are also substantial differences between the public and the private sector.
Together, Finland and India can address the challenges by sharing knowledge and provide the Finnish know- how to be scaled up to masses with local partners and become part of the India’s aim to develop its status to become The World Univeristy.

Overview of Indian Higher Education Industry (FICCI)

  • With over 720 Universities, 45 000 colleges and 31 million students (2013), the Indian Higher Education boasts of having the largest Higher Education system in the world in terms of the number of institutions and of being second-largest in terms of enrollment.
  • Public expenditure on Higher Education is only 1.25% of GDP as compared to 3.1% of USA and 2.6% of Canada. Expenditure on higher education is likely to go up from USD 10.3 bn to USD 30 bn
  • India is expected to be the fastest growing economy by touching a GDP of USD 10 trillion by 2030 and one of the youngest nations in the world with a median age of 27.6 years. Projections show that our country would require a gross incremental workforce of 250 million by 2030
  • The greying developed world is expected to face a skilled talent shortage of approximately 56 million by 2030 and India alone would provide 47 million skilled talent
  • Given its large workforce and projected labour surplus, India is well-positioned to cater to the changes in labour market requirements. India is a potential market for global players with 144 million young population in age bracket of 18-23 years
  • By 2020, 90% of India’s GDP and 75% of employment is expected to be contributed by the services and manufacturing sectors.
  • Government of India has set itself an aggressive target of achieving 30% gross enrolment ratio (‘GER’) in higher education by 2020, from the current GER at 22.5% (2013-14E).
  • The private sector plays a huge role in the addressing the growing need for quality education. The share of private sector institutions and enrolments has increased to 63.9% and 58.9% in 2012 as compared to 42.6% and 32.9% in 2001.

Finndia now gives a unique opportunity Finnish Educational Institutes, Researchers, Software developing companies, in the fields of education, training, knowledge sharing to interact with the most influential and recognized institutes in India. Together we can make a difference.

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