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Academic Freedom Index 2023

March 9 , 2023 408 days 453 0
  • This report was compiled by Swedish think tank V-Dem Institute and the Institute of Political Science at the Friedrich Alexander University in Germany.
  • The report provides an overview of academic freedom in 179 countries by assessing five indicators.
  • India’s academic freedom index is in the bottom 30% among 179 countries in 2022.
  • India is among 22 countries and territories out of 179 in the world that achieved this feat.
  • India's immediate neighbours Nepal (0.86), Pakistan (0.45) and Bhutan (0.46) scored higher than India whereas Bangladesh (0.25) and Myanmar (0.01) scored lower than India.
  • India’s freedom index score was high in the past, ranging from 0.60-0.70 between 1950 and 2012.
  • Only five small countries (Gambia, Uzbekistan, Seychelles, Montenegro, and Kazakhstan) improved their rankings.

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