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Education in Delhi

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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 Tertiary education is administrated by the Directorate of Higher Education1

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, 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

As per the 2011 census, Delhi has a literacy rate of 863% with 910% of males and 809% of females


  • 1 History
  • 2 Higher education
    • 21 Technical education
      • 211 Industrial training institutes and centres
    • 22 Architectural and Planning education
    • 23 Medical education
  • 3 Primary and secondary education
  • 4 Libraries
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 Further reading
  • 8 External links


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 suburbs2

Higher educationedit

There are about 500,000 university students in Delhi NCR attending around more than 165 universities and colleges

Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University in Delhi

Delhi has twelve major universities:3

  • 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 Ranked No 14
  • Delhi Technological University: 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 university5
  • Jamia Hamdard: Deemed university
  • indian statistical institute: Deemed university

Technical educationedit

See also: List of engineering colleges in Delhi Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi was ranked as Asia's fourth-best institute in science and technology in 19996

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 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 and a Faculty of Engineering under Jamia Millia Islamia University a Central Univ

Industrial training institutes and centresedit

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 NCR7 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 educationedit

  • School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
  • Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia

Medical educationedit

All India Institute of Medical Sciences is consistently ranked as India's top medical college8 See also: Category: Medical colleges in New Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS is considered amongst the best medical research and treatment centres in India9 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 educationedit

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 schools10

In 2004–05, approximately 15 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 158% and 195% of its gross state domestic product on education11 Students can opt for two compulsory languages and an optional third language from the list of Scheduled languages or Foreign languages12


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

See alsoedit

  • Delhi portal
  • Education portal
  • Industrial training institute
  • List of educational institutions in Delhi
  • List of colleges under Delhi University


  1. ^ "Directorate of Higher Education – About us" Government of Delhi Retrieved 30 March 2013 
  2. ^ Sharma, p 18
  3. ^ "Directorate of Higher Education" Delhigovin Retrieved 5 June 2011 
  4. ^ "Central University Ranking" careerindiacom Retrieved 19 April 2013 
  5. ^ "Update 245: Indian University Honors WIPO Director General" Listboxwipoint Retrieved 5 June 2011 
  6. ^ "Asiaweekcom | Asia's Best Universities 2000 | Overall Ranking" Cgicnncom Retrieved 3 November 2008 
  7. ^ Gasskov, Vladimir; Aggarwal, Ashwani; Grover, Anil; Kumar, Aswani; Juneja, QL 2003 Industrial Training Institutes of India: the Efficiency Study Report Report Geneva: InFocus Programme on Skills, Knowledge, and Employability IFP/SKILLS, ILO 
  8. ^ Malini Bhupta "India Today – India's most widely read magazine" Indiatodaydigitaltodayin Retrieved 3 November 2008 
  9. ^ "Medical Meccas: An Oasis for India's Poorest | Newsweek Health for Life | Newsweekcom" Newsweekcom Retrieved 3 November 2008 
  10. ^ "Delhi Education Guide, Education in Delhi, Schools, Colleges and Universities in Delhi" Delhicapitalcom Retrieved 5 June 2011 
  11. ^ "Chapter 15: Education" PDF Economic Survey of Delhi, 2005–06 Planning Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi pp 173–187 Retrieved 21 December 2006 
  12. ^ Scheduled languages of India No policy change in languages being taught in Delhi schools - The Times of India

Further readingedit

  • Ajay Kumar Sharma A History of Educational Institutions in Delhi Sanbun Publishers ISBN 93-8021-314-X 

External linksedit

  • Delhi Government
  • Delhi Directorate of Education
  • Education in Delhi
  • Top 10 Engineering College of Delhi

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