Education in Delhi
Education is based on three-tier model which includes primary schools, followed by secondary schools and tertiary education at universities or other institutes of same level. Education Department of the Government of Delhi is a premier body which looks into the educational affairs.the RTE right to education also describes children from the age of 6 to 14 have to cumpulsolarily need to be educated. 25% of the schools are also reserved for the low privileged children. Tertiary education is administrated by the Directorate of Higher Education.
Delhi has to its credit some of the premier institutions in India like the Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology Delhi , the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, the Delhi Technological University, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences,for accountancy education The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India set up by an Act of Parliament in 1949, University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, the National Law University, AJK, Mass Communication Research Centre under Jamia Millia Islamia University, indian statistical institute and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
In 1860-61, the North-Western Provinces education system was abolished in Delhi, and Punjab education system was introduced with opening of schools at Narela, Najafgarh, Mehrauli and their suburbs.
There are about 500,000 university students in Delhi NCR attending around more than 165 universities and colleges.
Delhi has twelve major universities:
- University of Delhi: Central university
- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade: One of the leading Business schools of India which is established by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (India).
- Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
- Jamia Millia Islamia: Central university
- Delhi Technological University: State university
- Netaji Subhas University of Technology: State University
- Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women: State university
- Jawaharlal Nehru University: Central university
- Ambedkar University Delhi: State university
- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University: State university
- National Law University: State law university
- Indira Gandhi National Open University: World's largest national university.
- Jamia Hamdard: Deemed university
- indian statistical institute: Deemed university
Delhi boasts of being home to some of the top engineering colleges in India — IIT Delhi, NIT Delhi, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, NSIT, Delhi Technological University (formerly DCE) and Jamia Millia Islamia. Delhi also boasts several private and few government engineering institutions like Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research and G. B. Pant Engineering College, New Delhi, which are usually affiliated to the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.
Industrial training institutes and centres
Industrial training institute (ITI) and industrial training centres, constituted under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, provide diploma in technical fields. There are several ITIs in Delhi NCR. Normally a person who has passed 10 standard (SSLC) is eligible for admission to an ITI. The objective of opening of ITI is provide "technical manpower to industries".
Architectural and Planning education
- School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
- Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is considered amongst the best medical research and treatment centres in India. Delhi has eight medical institutes, out of which six provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine while other two are researched based. These medical institutes are either affiliated to the University of Delhi or GGSIPU, only AIIMS is central based. Faculty of Dentistry (Jamia Millia Islamia University) and Maulana Azad Dental College (Delhi University) are some of the dental schools.
Primary and secondary education
Schools in Delhi are run either by government or private sector. They are affiliated to one of three education boards: the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). As per the survey conducted in 2001, Delhi had some 2416 primary, 715 middle and 1576 secondary schools.
In 2004–05, approximately 1.5 million students were enrolled in primary schools, 822,000 in middle schools and 669,000 in secondary schools across Delhi. Female students represented 49% of the total enrolment. The same year, the Delhi government spent between 1.58% and 1.95% of its gross state domestic product on education. Students can opt for two compulsory languages and an optional third language from the list of Scheduled languages or Foreign languages. There is a school under a metro bridge in Delhi which receives no funding or help from the government or any NGO and is run by eight volunteer teachers.
There are several libraries in Delhi, which are either maintained by the government bodies or private organisations. Some of the major libraries in Delhi region are:
- American Centre Library
- British Council Library
- Delhi Public Library
- Delhi University Library
- Ramakrishna Mission Library
- IARI Library (Pusa)
- Indian Council of Historical Research
- Indian Council of Social Science Research
- Maharaja Fatehsinhrao Gaekwad Library and Documentation Centre
- Max Mueller Bhavan
- National Archives of India
- National Science Library
- Russian Centre
- Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
- Zakir Hussain Central Library, Jamia Millia Islamia University
- Industrial training institute
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- List of colleges under Delhi University
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