Kerala, India’s most educated and economically developed state, has topped the world’s most-educated and technologically advanced states rankings for the past two years, according to the Knowledge Forum (KLF).
The KFL also ranked India as the second-most-educated state in the world in terms of its gross national product (GNP) in 2016.
Kerala’s ranking rose from 16th in 2014 to second in 2015, and now has been ranked number five in the country for the second consecutive year.
The KFL, which aims to be the most influential and respected forum in the field of knowledge and information, has a membership of 1.2 million people.
The KLF’s 2017 list of the top 20 most-knowledgeable and technologically-advanced states in the Indian subcontinent was compiled by an expert panel that includes experts from across the globe.
The ranking, which is based on the knowledge and knowledge access index, takes into account knowledge and access of the country’s 1.6 billion people and 1.5 billion literate and numerate citizens.
The KLF, founded in 1992, is an association of the world-class knowledge-based media and research organisation Knowledge-Based Knowledge Network.
The KLF has a long-standing focus on the field and the research of knowledge.
The organisation has developed and published its own authoritative global ranking of the most-advancing and most-understood countries.