By Hindustan Times

A year-long study of both scholastic and non-scholastic activities by Wipro Applying Thoughts in Schools and Educational Initiatives undertaken in major Indian cities reveals that the quality of education has fallen significantly—something best described by 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer, “That if gold rust, what shall iron do?"

In other words, if the country’s top schools are unable to deliver on quality, one can only expect worse for the rest of the country.

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