India’s students reportedly take the most after-school classes compared to peers


  • The Cambridge International Global Education Census survey found that Indian students are most engaged in extra-classes and co-curricular activities than their peers.
  • The most followed extra-curricular class was for debating followed by science, arts and book club.
  • According to the study, most Indian students took tutoring lessons in mathematics, physics, and chemistry than any other subject as they prep for competitive college exams to pursue medicine and engineering careers.
According to a recent study, Indian students take the most number of tutoring lessons after school compared to peers in other countries. They were also the most engaged in extra-classes and co-curricular activities with over two-thirds students seeking lessons in key subjects after school.

According to the study, most students engaged in tuition classes for mathematics, physics and chemistry than any other subject. About a quarter do so to prepare for engineering and accounting careers.

In an effort to get better results, students took online courses other than their prescribed school syllabus. Also, nearly 40% school students said they spent two to four hours every day on homework along with spending almost the same time during the weekend.

A majority – about 74% students enroll in extra-curricular activities. While about 72% said they actively played sports, but only 3% played sports for more than six hours a week, The Indian Express reported.

Debate-related activities were the most followed extra-curricular lessons among school students (36%) followed by science, arts and book clubs.

The Cambridge International Global Education Census report was conducted across 10 countries and surveyed over 4,400 teachers and 3,800 students from India.
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