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Jharkhand as an Education Destination

Updated on: Feb 18, 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. District Total Literate Male Female Literacy Rate (In Percentage)
          1991 2001
1

Dumka

699682 468188 231494 34.02 48.31
2

Godda

371184 258025 113159 34.02 43.73
3

Deoghar

475684 331435 144249 37.92 50.53
4

Sahebganj

279980 184378 95602 29.37 37.91
5

Pakur

171056 115149 55907 23.96 30.54
6

Hazaribagh

1081921 690735 391186 41.21 58.05
7

Chatra

273166 179084 94082 27.84 43.35
8

Koderma

210679 142440 68239 38.52 52.73
9

Dhanbad

1366678 871572 496106 54.24 67.49
10

Bokaro

942078 610688 331390 51.14 62.98
11

Giridih

679053 476833 202220 32.24 45.16
12

Ranchi

1537826 941317 596509 51.52 65.69
13

Lohardaga

158918 100668 58250 40.79 53.97
14

Gumla

578182 354358 223824 39.67 52.35
15

E.Singhbhum

1184657 708476 476181 59.05 69.42
16

W.Singhbhum

871410 575772 295638 38.92 50.70
17

Palamu

766490 520077 246413 33.52 45.67
18

Garhwa

320533 230771 89762 26.06 39.39
19

Jharkhand

11969177 7759966 4210211 41.39 54.13

NGOs Assisted Under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Name of the NGO Scheme Year of Grant & Amount
01-02 02-03

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 Scheme Total Sanctioned Cost of Works (in Rs.) Total Number of Works
1 Building for Government educational institutions 41576164 105
2 Buildings for Government aided and unaided educational institutions 15085700 29
3 Computers for Govt. and Govt. aided educational institutions 5331466 15
4 Other projects for educational institutions 9130896 37
Total : 71124226 186

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