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.


Main 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). As per 2011 Census of India, the literacy rate of the state was 78.82% with 87.40% literacy for males and 70.01% 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

There are many notable schools and institutions in Uttarakhand.

Sumitranandan Pant museum, Kausani
Sumitranandan Pant museum, Kausani
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, distant view.

Higher education

Main article: List of institutions of higher education in Uttarakhand


Main article: List of schools in India § Uttarakhand


  1. ^ "Literacy rate in Uttarakhand".