Education in Uttarakhand

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Education in Uttarakhand
Department of Education
General details
Primary languagesHindi, English
System typeFederal, state, private
Compulsory education
1 April 2010
Literacy (2011)

Education in Uttarakhand is provided by various public and private institutions. Uttarakhand had a long tradition of learning and culture.


building of The Doon School
Main building of The Doon School

In Uttarakhand there are 15,331 primary schools with 1,040,139 students and 22,118 working teachers (Year 2011). Literacy rate of the state was 79.63% with 88.33% literacy for males and 70.70% literacy for females.[1] The language of instruction in the schools is either English or Hindi.

There are mainly government and private schools and institutions including primary schools, high schools, inter college, degree colleges and technical institutions. The main school affiliations are CBSE, CISCE or the State Government syllabus defined by the Department of Education of the Government of Uttarakhand.

Notable schools and Institutions[edit]

There are many notable schools and institutions in Uttarakhand.

Sumitranandan Pant museum, Kausani
Sumitranandan Pant museum, Kausani

Higher education[edit]



  1. ^ "Literacy rate in Uttarakhand".