The desire to score well has resulted in more and more
schoolchildren going for private tuitions, which is now a nearly
Rs 1.5 lakh crore industry.

A survey by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of
India (ASSOCHAM) has revealed that a whopping 87 per cent of
primary school and 95 per cent of high school students in metros
receive private tutoring. This is an industry that grew by 35 per
cent in the last six years, ASSOCHAM stated in a publication,
“Business of Private Coaching Centres in India”.

“A majority of the middle-class parents have been spending one
third of their monthly income on private tuitions for their wards
to do better in their examinations and prepare them for
competitive entrance exams for professional courses,” the survey
stated.

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“The current size of the private coaching industry in India is
about $23.7 billion (Rs 1,41,416.33 crore) and is likely to touch
$40 billion (Rs 2,38,677.36 crore) by 2015,” the survey added.

According to the survey, many teachers of reputed schools and
colleges have left their jobs to take up private coaching, for the
reason that the monthly income of tutors is equal to the annual
salaries of schoolteachers. Private tutors charge Rs 1,000 to Rs
4,000 per hour per student on a one-to-one basis, while group
tuition costs Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000 per month, it said.

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The survey took responses from 5,000 students and parents between
March and May across 10 cities — Bangalore, Delhi NCR, Mumbai,
Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and
Chandigarh.

In the last six years (2006-2013), the number of primary school
children taking private tuitions increased by 100 per cent, while
the number of high schools students enrolling in tuitions
increased by 92 per cent.

Over 86 per cent of parents said that they have to rely on
tuitions due to lack of time or because they are ill-equipped to
teach their children. Nearly 85 per cent of working parents said
that sometimes they have to spend a whole day away from home,
making it difficult for them to pay due attention to their
children.

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Catherine Pradeep, a homemaker whose daughter is studying science
in Std XI, said: “She aspires to become a doctor and there are
many entrance tests. We have consciously enrolled her in one of
the top coaching centres to train her for the tests, which are
quite challenging. It is only in Std XI and XII that a student can
equip oneself to face the tough competitive exams, and coaching
centres offer the best assistance.” #KhabarLive

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