Education in Assam

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Assam is a state in northeastern India. In 2011, the literacy rate of Assam was estimated to be 73.18% (78.81% male and 67.27% female).The literacy rate of Assam is slightly below the national average of 74.04%.


School children in the classroom, Lakhiganj High School, Assam

School education in Assam is imparted through a number of pre-primary, primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools. The Government of Assam has implemented free and compulsory education for students up to the age of 14. Schools in Assam are either state run or under the management of private organizations. The syllabus at primary schools is established by the Directorate of Elementary Education, Assam. While most schools are affiliated to SEBA, there are several schools in the state affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or North East National Board of School Education (NENBSE).[citation needed]

Medium of instruction[edit]

The language used for instruction is Assamese, Bodo, Bengali and Hindi. there are a number of schools in that also use English. English is used to teach at almost all higher educational institutions. Many State Government affiliated and all the CBSE affiliated schools in the state use English as their medium of instruction at the Higher Secondary level.[citation needed]

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