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Jharkhand as an Education Destination

Updated on: Feb 19, 2013
Jharkhand is the 28th state of the Indian Union. This new state, Jharkhand formerly a part of Bihar state, was formed on November 15th, 2000 with Ranchi as its capital. Today Jharkhand is known as one the most industrialized regions of the country. Besides being a hub of industrial activities, the state of Jharkhand is also a popular educational destination in the country. Over the years, presence of highly-prestigious centers of learning including Birla Institute of Technologyand Indian Scool of Mines, has earned huge laurels to the state for their cutting-edge programmes in wide-ranging disciplines.

Schooling in the state starts at the age of 5. The Schools in the state are either affiliated to the state board of secondary education or to the CBSE or ICSE. The schools run by the state government use Hindi as their medium of instruction; however schools affiliated to CBSE or ICSE use English as their medium of study. The Jharkhand government has adopted the free and compulsory education policy to provide primary education to all children up to the age of 14. The notable educational scheme includes the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan- an extensive scheme which has been introduced in the state to universalize elementary education through district based, decentralized specific planning and implementation strategy by community ownership of the school system.

Jharkhand follows the 10+2 system of school education which is followed by 3 years degree courses. After completion of +2, a student goes for higher education. There are six universities in the state including three deemed universities. The state has some of the country’s best institutions in the field of engineering and management. According to the 2001 census the literacy rate of the state is 54.13%,a cause of concern for the State Government.

Institutes Total No.
Schools 21386
Universities
(Including 1 deemed university)
5

Literacy

Sl.DistrictTotal LiterateMaleFemaleLiteracy Rate (In Percentage)
     19912001
1

Dumka

69968246818823149434.0248.31
2

Godda

37118425802511315934.0243.73
3

Deoghar

47568433143514424937.9250.53
4

Sahebganj

2799801843789560229.3737.91
5

Pakur

1710561151495590723.9630.54
6

Hazaribagh

108192169073539118641.2158.05
7

Chatra

2731661790849408227.8443.35
8

Koderma

2106791424406823938.5252.73
9

Dhanbad

136667887157249610654.2467.49
10

Bokaro

94207861068833139051.1462.98
11

Giridih

67905347683320222032.2445.16
12

Ranchi

153782694131759650951.5265.69
13

Lohardaga

1589181006685825040.7953.97
14

Gumla

57818235435822382439.6752.35
15

E.Singhbhum

118465770847647618159.0569.42
16

W.Singhbhum

87141057577229563838.9250.70
17

Palamu

76649052007724641333.5245.67
18

Garhwa

3205332307718976226.0639.39
19

Jharkhand

119691777759966421021141.3954.13

NGOs Assisted Under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Name of the NGOSchemeYear of Grant & Amount
01-0202-03

Ramkrishna Mission Vidyapith, Ramkrishna Nagar, Deoghar, 

Assistance for Strengthening Culture and Values in Education

Rs.1,38,000  

Help Vihar, Hanuman Tekari, Deoghar

Hostel Facility for Girls

  Rs.4,61,750

Scheme wise Summary of Works for Jharkhand

S.No.Name of the SchemeTotal Sanctioned Cost of Works (in Rs.)Total Number of Works
1Building for Government educational institutions41576164105
2Buildings for Government aided and unaided educational institutions1508570029
3Computers for Govt. and Govt. aided educational institutions533146615
4Other projects for educational institutions913089637
Total :71124226186

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