Somewhat surprisingly in a reportedly conservative society, even under the boarding schools category the lengthiest league table is of co-ed institutions with numbers listed in the gender-segregated boys and girls schools shrinking year by year
Societal preference of mixed gender co-ed schools is evidenced by the rapidly multiplying co-ed schools – including government-promoted schools – countrywide. This is a progressive, socially beneficial phenomenon.
This trend in favour of co-ed education is confirmed by the reality that co-ed schools — day, boarding and international — league tables are the lengthiest in the EducationWorld India School Rankings (EWISR) 2022- 23 survey. And they have been since the unprecedented, detailed annual EWISR was introduced in 2007, and currently rates and ranks the country’s Top 4,000 schools segregated into four main categories — day, boarding, international and vintage legacy (introduced this year) — and 22 subcategories to ensure level playing field and eliminate apples with oranges type inter-sectoral evaluation.
Last month (September) in Part I of the extensive 344-pages EWISR 2022-23, we published detailed league tables rating and ranking the country’s most admired day schools — co-ed, boys and girls. Unsurprisingly, the lengthiest national, state and city league tables were of co-ed day schools with the national league table rating 2,310 schools on 14 parameters of primary-secondary schooling excellence spread over 84 printed pages.