Educational Profile of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand has a number of reputed schools and colleges which witnesses enrolment from children not only from Uttarakhand but also from the neighbouring states. According to the 2011 census, the state of Uttarakhand has a literacy rate of 79.63% with 88.33% for males and 70.70% for females. The literacy rate has increased from the last census. There are several boarding schools in Uttarakhand like Sherwood College, Woodstock School and Doon School which boasts of famous alumni Amitabh Bachchan, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw and Kabir Bedi. It is also home to some of the country’s premier institutes including Indian Military Academy and Forest Research Institute.
School Education in Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand board of schools and examinations functions under the aegis of the Directorate of School Education. To encourage the spread of education at Uttarakhand, the government is ensuring that poor but brilliant students in its rural areas receive free and quality education at the Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya residential schools. Mid-day meals and co-curricular activities are some of the ways that have been introduced to popularize education in the state. The state has Government and private schools, primary and high schools which are affiliated with CBSE, CISCE or the State Government Syllabus. Some of the important schools of Uttarakhand include Sherwood College, Doon School, Oak Grove School, Woodstock School and St Mary’s Convent.
Higher Education in Uttarakhand
The Uttarakhand state is emerging as an education hub. The city of Dehradun has the highest number of centers of higher education. The list of universities and autonomous institutes in Uttarakhand includes institutes of national importance like IIT Roorkee, NIT Uttarakhand, Forest Research institute, and Indian Military Academy. The state universities like G B Pant University of Agriculture, Uttarakhand Technical University, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Kumaon University and Uttarakhand Sanskrit University offer courses in fisheries, agriculture, sciences and humanities. There are polytechnic universities offering engineering and diploma courses in engineering.
Educational APEX Bodies of Uttarakhand
IIT in Uttarakhand
IIM in Uttarakhand
NIT in Uttarakhand
Other Educational Institutes in Uttarakhand