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Rabiya Yaseen Bazaz; Mohammad Akram

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1Rabiya Yaseen Bazaz; 2Mohammad Akram
1. Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
2. Professor, Department of Sociology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

Bazaz, Rabiya Yaseen, and Mohammad Akram. "PRIVATIZATION OF EDUCATION AND RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 6093-6106, Accessed Nov. 2018.
Bazaz, R., & Akram, M. (2018, November). PRIVATIZATION OF EDUCATION AND RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(11), 6093-6106. Retrieved from
Bazaz, Rabiya Yaseen, and Mohammad Akram. "PRIVATIZATION OF EDUCATION AND RIGHT TO EDUCATION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research3, no. 11 (November 2018), 6093-6106. Accessed November, 2018.

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Education is an integral component of development which leads society towards social-economic development. However, educational returns depend on certain important things like universalization of elementary education, skill based education, quality education, equal access to formal education and equality of opportunity for success. Since 1991 private players have made significant contribution in increasing school market in India. However, increasing number of schools is not the panacea for universalization of elementary education. Privatization has created social injustice in society by increasing disparity in educational opportunities along socio-economic lines which has resulted in the violation of the right to education of the marginalized group. This privatizing approach goes against the objectives of the directive principles of the Indian constitution. This paper examines how privatization has adversely affected 'right to education' of marginalized groups. It is argued that privatization of education has resulted in the exclusion of marginalized groups from the mainstream of school life. The larger discourse which surrounds privatization process is that it is largely benefiting middle and upper class children and thereby reproduces elite structure of society.