Education and Literacy

; font-size: small;”>India always had a reputation of being an excellent center for learning. From time immemorial, Indian education system has produced many geniuses. The greatness of Indian education can be measured from its contribution to different field of studies. Variety of subjects like literature, medicine, physics, astrology, arts, philosophy, religion, drama, sociology and mathematics etc were taught in ancient India. Plenty of books have been written on above mentioned subjects by eminent Indians. Even during the ancient times, great scholars used to teach through the scriptures to students coming from far away countries. India is also credited with establishment of some world famous educational institutions at places like Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshashila.

High-quality education was imparted in the universities of Nalanda and Takshashila to the students coming from China, Sri Lanka, Egypt and other countries. Though, Indian education system suffered from massive illiteracy problems during Middle Ages but it took a definite turn with the arrival of British in the country. We still follow British system of education and now India is one of the largest producers of graduates and English speaking candidates. Early Education has been spread in every nook and corner of the country. Indian government has taken concrete steps towards diminishing the illiteracy rate.

There have been concrete efforts to expand the scope of education in the field of foreign language courses as well as in higher studies. It is the constant endeavor of central and state governments to improve the education and making it available to one and all. The first major step towards developing the higher education system of the country was in form of the establishment of University Grants Commission in 1953.

India has no less than 20 central universities, 217 state universities, 17000 colleges and 106 deemed universities. The existing system of Indian education is well segregated into primary education, secondary education, senior secondary education, and higher education. Many Indian educational institutions like IITs, IIMs, JNU and few others are worldwide recognized and appreciated. Many students travel abroad for enhancing their academic studies & take help from school consultancy services in India. Indian education offers courses in almost all the subjects. Arrival of foreign universities has further opened doors for the Indian students. As a result, there is substantial increase in literacy rate. Going by the way things are progressing, Indian education system is bound to go places.