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Education Profile of Chhattisgarh

Updated on: Apr 1, 2013
Chhattisgarh State came into existence on 1 November 2000. The educational developments in the state are not very remarkable but state is committed to spread knowledge and freedom of thought among its people. The state has arrangement for providing free and compulsory education to children until they turn 14 years of age. The state government is emphasizing more on the educational interests of the underprivileged sections, particularly, on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to raise their literacy standards and also on education of women.

Children in Chhattisgarh start attending school by the time they turn 5 years of age. A child who is 5 years of age can get admission in the first standard. Children also attend about 3 years of preparatory school before joining the first standard. The state follows a uniform scheme of school education i.e. the 10+2 pattern.

Schools in Chhattisgarh are either affiliated with Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE), or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).

There exist both types of schools i.e. government run and privately managed. Private schools are mainly found in towns and city centers. The language of instruction in state run schools is mainly Hindi. However private schools provide instruction mainly in English language.

Students after completion of their +2 (class XII) prepare to go for higher study. They continue their study with the subjects taken in +2 level or switch over to professional degrees like engineering, management or medical etc. The state is stepping forth with focused growth on education particularly at the primary and secondary levels.

The Capital Raipur is home to education apex bodies in Chhattisgarh like School Education Board, Department of Technical Education etc. Raipur is the main center of educational activities. Students from neighboring states also come here for attending higher education.

There is every type of institutions in Chhattisgarh like schools, colleges, ITIs, Polytechnics etc. But there exist huge gap is demand and supply of education. Government of state is working hard in the direction to fill this void. Chhattisgarh has some renowned institutions for providing higher education to people of state like Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Hidayatullah National Law University, Chhattisgarh, and Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh etc. All these universities along with many others are discussed in our Universities section with exclusive information.Chhattisgarh is a newly-formed state from the state of Madhya Pradesh. The state of Chhattisgarh has a large numbers of educational institutions starting from school level to higher education level.

The government of the state is committed to spread education to people living in the state through various means and so as to make the region enriched with human resources.

To provide information about the status of education National Network of Education (NNE) has listed the following information under different headings.

Literate Population 2001 (D)


    (Figures in Thousand)

  1. Total: 11283
    Male: 6771
    Female: 4512

  2. Rural Total: 8361
    Male: 5093
    Female: 3268

  3. Urban Total: 2922
    Male: 1678
    Female: 1244

Literacy Rate 2001 (D)

    (Figures in Thousand)

  1. Total Percentage 65.12
    Male Percentage: 77.86
    Female Percentage: 52.28

  2. Rural Literacy Rate
    Total Percentage 60.93
    Male Percentage: 74.58
    Female Percentage: 47.41

  3. Urban Literacy Rate
    Total Percentage 81.08
    Male Percentage: 89.87
    Female Percentage: 71.63
Education In '000 In 'Nos
(i) School Education (as on 30.9.2000)
Institutions
Pre-Primary /Primary 29.95 -
Middle 6.03 -
High School/Higher 2.30 -
Secondary (10+2) - -
Students
Pre-primary/ Primary 3040 -
Middle 860 -
High School/Higher Secondary (10+2) 661 -
Teachers
Pie-Primary /Primary 65 -
Middle 21 -
High School/Higher 19 -
Secondary (10+2) - -
(ii) Higher Education (2000-01)
General Education Collage - 116
Students 80 -
Universities - 4(Hi)
Professional and Technical Institutions (2000-01)
Polytechnic - 10
Students - 3614
Seats (Sanctioned) - 1495
(iii)Industrial Training Institution 2000-01
Institutions - 59
Students - 5462
(iv)Engineering Colleges 2000-01
Institutions - 11
Students - 6529
(v)Medical Education 2000-01
Medical College - 1
Seat (Sanctioned) - 100
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