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Cram schools boom widens India's class divide

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Students attend class at the Bansal Classes in Kota in India's desert state of Rajasthan, Aug. 13, 2012.

Reuters reports — With a sprawling five-acre campus, 10,000 students and state-of-the-art LCD projectors in its lecture rooms, Bansal Classes is bigger and slicker than most schools in India.

But the institution, now a landmark in Kota, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, is neither a school nor a college. It is the jewel in the crown of India's private coaching industry, a $6.4 billion business that exacerbates the social divide. Full story…

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A student studies in a classroom at the Bansal Classes in Kota in India's desert state of Rajasthan, Aug. 13.

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A student checks his results on a notice board at the Bansal Classes in Kota, in India's desert state of Rajasthan, Aug. 13.

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