Number of teachers in primary education reached 4,373 '000 in 2017 in India, according to World Bank. This is 5.63 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of teachers in primary education in India reached an all time high of 4,404 '000 in 2014 and an all time low of 1,376 '000 in 1971. When compared to India's main peers, number of teachers in primary education in Bangladesh amounted to 574 '000, 6,046 '000 in China, 484 '000 in Pakistan and 76.2 '000 in Sri Lanka in 2017.
India has been ranked 3rd within the group of 91 countries we follow in terms of number of teachers in primary education.