Education in Tripura

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Education in Tripura, a state in Northeast India, is provided by both the public sector and the private sector. On September 8 2013, the literacy rate of Tripura was declared to be 94.65%, which is the highest among all states of India.[1]

Literacy[edit]

Data from 2011 census of India reveals that overall literacy rate in the State was 87.75 percent with male literacy rate of 92.18 percent and female literacy rate of 83.14 percent.[2]

Structure[edit]

Tripura schools are run by the state government or by private organisations, including religious institutions. Instruction is mainly in English or Bengali, though Kokborok and other tribal languages are also used. The schools are affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), the National Institute of Open School (NIOS) or the Tripura Board of Secondary Education.[3] Under the 10+2+3 plan, after completing secondary school, students typically enroll for 2 years in a junior college, also known as pre-university, or in schools with a higher secondary facility affiliated with the Tripura Board of Secondary Education or any central board. Students choose from one of three streams, namely liberal arts, commerce or science.[3] Upon completing the required coursework, students may enroll in general or professional degree programs.

Statistics[edit]

According to Economic Review of Tripura 2010–11, Tripura has a total of 4,455 schools. The different types of school in the four districts are listed in the table below.[4]

Type West Tripura North Tripura South Tripura Dhalai Total
Primary / Junior Basic 795 369 621 513 2,298
Middle/ Senior basic 432 244 349 249 1,274
High 234 94 156 49 533
Higher Secondary (+2) 172 63 87 28 350
Total 1633 770 1,213 839 4,455

The aggregate enrollment in different types of schools in the state are as follows:[5]

Type Enrollment
Primary 394418
Middle 215680
High 113344
Higher secondary 44230
Total 767672

Higher education[edit]

The State has one Central University (Tripura University)and one private University ( a branch of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India). There are 15 general colleges, 2 engineering colleges(Tripura Institute of Technology and National Institute of Technology, Agartala), 2 medical colleges (Agartala Government Medical College and Tripura Medical College), 3 polytechnic colleges, one law college, one music college, and one art college.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tripura beats Kerala to become the Most Literate State in India". Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Economic review of Tripura 2010–11" (PDF). Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Planning (Statistics) Department, Government of Tripura. p. 231. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Boards of secondary & senior secondary education in India". Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Economic review of Tripura 2010–11" (PDF). Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Planning (Statistics) Department, Government of Tripura. p. 232. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Economic review of Tripura 2010–11" (PDF). Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Planning (Statistics) Department, Government of Tripura. p. 233. Retrieved 20 April 2012.