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There has been significant progress in the number of educational institutions. The table given below shows the number of different level of educational institutions tehsil wise.

S.No. Name of Block/Municipal Area

Govt. Primary
School

Govt. Upper Primary
School

Govt. High School

Govt.Higher
Secondary School

1 Baldeogarh

316

105

10

12

2 Jatara

323

112

20

15

3 Niwari

227

86

06

12

4 Palera 296 100 20 07
5 Prithvipur

296

81

07

08

6 Tikamgarh

320

117

14

10

                                                         [Source : District Statistical Handbook 2011]                    

Literacy Rate

In the beginning of the Century the literacy rate was 1.28 percent. In the 1951 literacy rate has gone upto 3.57 percent. During the Census 1961, the district returned 9.67 percent. In 1971 the literacy rate has improved to 14.04 percent . In 1981 the literacy rate moved to 19.16 percent. In the 1991 Census the literacy rate was 34.78 percent. In the 2001 Census the literacy rate was 55.80 percent. The table given below show the literacy rate tehsil wise.

S. No. Name of Tehsil

Rural Literacy

Urban Literacy

Total Literacy

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

Male

Female

Total

1 Tikamgarh

66.55

37.57

52.94

84.77

67.71

76.71

72.98

48.27

61.35

2 Baldeogarh

58.96

31.32

46.08

73.52

49.60

62.27

60.47

33.24

47.77

3 Jatara

63.16

34.22

49.70

76.91

52.47

65.25

64.64

36.27

51.41

4 Palera 68.89 39.61

55.24

75.77

50.11

63.73

69.46

40.49

55.94

5 Niwari

76.74

44.49

61.63

76.19

53.12

65.38

76.63

46.27

62.40

6 Prithvipur

68.45

38.95

54.65

70.47

44.60

58.32

68.84

40.05

55.36

                                                         [Census 2001]                    

Higher Education

There are 6 Degree College/ Post Graduate College imparting instructions in Arts,Science and Commerce. Following are the Colleges in the district.

  • Govt. Post Graduate College, Tikamgarh
  • Govt. Birangana Rani Avanti Bai Lodhi Girls College, Tikamgarh
  • Govt. Degree College, Niwari.
  • Govt. Degree College, Prithvipur
  • Govt. Degree College, Palera
  • Govt. Degree College, Jatara

Professional & Technical Institutes

Following are the professional institutions operational in the district

  • Govt. Polytechnic Tikamgarh
  • Govt. Technical School, Tikamgarh
  • Basic Training Institute, Kundeshwar
  • School for the Cultivation of fine Arts, Music and Dancing.
  • Govt. Devendra Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Tikamgarh.

Libraries

The Devendra Pustakalaya was established in 1930. It is now the district Library. In 1976 it had 36,057 books and it contributes 28 newspapers, 8 Magazines and Journals.

One public library is situated at each Jatara, Niwari, Prithvipur and Palera blocks