Educational Profile of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has a history of education from the Vedic times. Uttar Pradesh had been a seat of learning since ancient times. Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic were initially taught in this part of the country. Infact after the British settled in India, the people of Uttar Pradesh found it difficult to adjust to western education system. However, the British can be credited for establishing a number of colleges and universities in Uttar Pradesh to promote education following the western pattern. The concept of an elaborate school and college education introduced by the British was carried forward by the state government authorities post independence. According to the census reports published in the year 2011, the literacy rate in the state is 69.72%. This is a noticeable improvement when compared to the literacy rate of 56.27% recorded in the year 2001.

School Education in Uttar Pradesh

There are a total of 866,361 primary schools and 8,459 high secondary schools in Uttar Pradesh. The endeavor of the UP government is to spread education to the remote regions of the state, especially to the villages in Uttar Pradesh.  A number of schools are affiliated to ICSE board and CBSE board while some schools are under Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad, also known as the Uttar Pradesh board. Sophia Girls High School, Our Lady of Fatima Higher Secondary School and the Millennium School are some of the reputed schools of Uttar Pradesh.

Higher Education in Uttar Pradesh

Students from all over the state and from across the country come to Uttar Pradesh to earn degrees from various colleges and universities. The state has two IITs – at Kanpur and Varanasi, an IIM at Lucknow, an NIT and an IIIT at Allahabad. A good number of State and Central Government universities are founded in Uttar Pradesh to provide Higher Education in various course works. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP&NG), Government of India set up the institute at Jais, Rae Bareli district, Uttar Pradesh through an Act of Parliament. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology has been accorded "Institute of National Importance" along the lines of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM). 

The most famous university of UttarPradesh is the Banaras Hindu University or BHU, a central university which was starred n 1911 as a Central Hindu University by Annie Besant. The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow was established in 1984 by the government of India and is one of the best in the country and also is ranked highly among the institutes in the world. Another important university of Uttar Pradesh is the Aligarh Muslim University which was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan in 1875. 

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