Homeschooling in India on HSLDA International

Sometime back I got an interesting comment on my article – Homeschooling Neel in Mumbai.

Here is what it says…. –

Hello from the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), an international organization based in the United States. We work to protect and advance the rights of parents to direct the education of their children. We are in the process of expanding the information that we have available on our website about international homeschooling. (please see

HSLDA is currently putting together a webpage for homeschooling in India. Would you be willing to let us post your blog and contact info on our India webpage, so that interested parties could contact you?

If so, please email me directly at I look forward to hearing from you!


Brittany L. Paist
International Assistant, Legal Department
Home School Legal Defense Association
One Patrick Henry Circle, Purcellville, VA 20132 USA

This prompted me to write a reply to her. This is the email (edited for blog)


I am from Mumbai , India . I have compiled some stuff as per your standard format. You may include some of it or all or anything else from my blog –

My son is yet to be 2 years old. So I am thinking of how to go about homeschooling.

You can also see my facebook group –

Please note that Other groups mentioned are not mine.


Country Information – India

Compulsory Attendance Ages – 6 to 14 years

Legal Status – There is no specific law to regulate or prohibit Homeschooling in India . Right to Education Act 2009 (also known as RTE 2009) makes formal education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 to 14 and specifies minimum norms for schools.

More info here –

Number of Homeschoolers – There is no specific number available since there is no registration body. Also related to this, there are several “alternative schools” in India .

More info on Wikipedia article I created  –Homeschooling and Alternative Education in India


Alternative Education in India by Clive Elwell

Alt Ed India Yahoo Group by Clive Elwell (Open to all)

Pune Homeschoolers Google Group by Pune Parents (Approval required to join)

India Group on Facebook for Homeschoolers & Alternative Education (Open to all)


(You may include following posts from my blog)


I was very happy when I got this reply from her (edited for blog)-

Thank you for your response! I had taken the liberty of already including your blog website on our proposed India webpage, but I have now added links to the discussion group and the Facebook page. We appreciate the time you took to provide us with current information on homeschooling, and we will be adding the India page to the HSLDA website in the coming week. I will email you to let you know once the information is posted.

It is exciting to hear from homeschoolers in different countries! I will watch your blog to see whether enforcement of or amendments to the RTE develop. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any updates or if we can ever be of any assistance.


Brittany L. Paist
International Assistant, Legal Department
Home School Legal Defense Association

Now I am waiting for this to happen. In the meanwhile if others have any updates they may contribute directly.

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