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Education Profile of Uttaranchal

Updated on: Apr 25, 2013
Uttaranchal is one of the most beautiful and enchanting regions of northern India. Uttaranchal was named the 27th state of the Republic of India on November 9, 2000. Dehra Dun is the capital of the state, famous for some of the country’s prestigious institutions like the Forest Research Institute and Himalayas Institute of Medical Sciences. Institutes like the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration located at Mussoorie and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Roorkee are famous worldwide for their quality education and research.

The schools run by the state government are affiliated to the state board while the other schools are affiliated either with the CBSE or the ICSE board. Hindi is the medium of instruction in the schools. However, the CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools use English as their medium of study. The “free and compulsory education policy” has been introduced in the state to provide universalisation of elementary education in the country.

According to the 2001 census, Uttaranchal’s literacy rate was 72.28% which showed a sharp increase of 14.53% as compared to the literacy rate according to the 1991 census. The state has 6 state universities, 2 deemed universities, one institute of national importance (IIT), 3 medical colleges and several engineering and management colleges.


Sh. Heera Singh Bist
Technical Education
Residence: 15, Sewak Ashram Road
Phone: 2665111 (Off), 2746285(Res.), 2665880(Fax.)

Sh. Narendra Singh Bhandari
Primary, Secondary and Adult Education, Language
Residence: R-2, Yamuna Colony
Phone: 2665399(Off), 2530966 (Res.), 2665155(Fax.)
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