India is home to one of the largest & complex education system in the world. There are over 1.5 million schools & more than 260 million school – goers in India. Schools providing primary education counts for 56.58% of the total number of schools in India. Students in the age group of 6 -14 years are entitled to free & compulsory education under the “Right of Children to free & compulsory education” Act 2009 ( RTE ). There are about 10 lakh government schools in India offering primary education. But these schools are in extremely bad shape with some even lacking basic amenities such as electricity & water. Education in India has become more of a business than a source of knowledge. Lack of administration & poor utilization of funds are resulting in critical infrastructural gaps in government schools of India. One of the major problem is that there are too many unviable sub-scale government schools in India with only a few number of students & inadequate resources. The Challenge is to design a school for 400 students from grade 1 to 8 with all state of the art facilities. The proposed educational facility should have areas that are collaborative, interactive and multi – functional. These educational spaces should also be useful to the local community post school hours. As designers it is our duty to provide a solution through architecture as our primary tool & help millions of children in achieving a better educational infrastructure
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