ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Urdu and Urdu Medium Schools in Maharashtra

The State continues to support Urdu medium schools under the constitutional obligation to provide primary education in the child's mother tongue. However, those educated in Urdu find their employment prospects rather bleak. They are also unable to do well at the higher levels of education where the medium of instruction is often English. Since nearly 95% of the students in Urdu schools in Maharashtra belong to a deprived religious minority, it also adversely affects the community's overall representation in the public and private sectors.

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