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Partner in the General Corporate Practice at the Mumbai Office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Saurya focuses on domestic and cross border equity investments and routinely advises on legal issues involving India entry routes and investment structures for foreign entities, as well as various regulatory and corporate compliance matters for companies doing business in India. He also advises on strategic investments, financial investments, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, asset and business purchases, commercial contracts and other negotiated deals. His sectors of interest include Education, Power Transmission, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment and Microfinance. He can be reached at

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth,” said Diogenes, the ancient Greek philosopher.

Herein lies the crux of why education remains vital for any government across the world, often as a charitable and social responsibility.

This piece intends to provide an overview of the education sector in India; to highlight some of the key legislations and regulatory regimes that govern education in the country; shed light on some of the recent government initiatives in the sector; and, in conclusion, make a case for increased private participation in Indian education.

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