TIKAMGARH - A district of Madhya Pradesh

 

Education and Culture

Public instruction in an organised manner came into being only in the nineteenth century. In 1812, a treaty was signed between British and the then King of Orchha. This was followed by the introduction of Lord Macaulay's system in 1835. However the first school was established only in 1866 which remained the only educational institution in the State till 1877.

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 ]                

           

General Education

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. Tehsil Name

Primary
School

Middle
School

High School

Higher
Secondary

Degree
College
Professional Institute & Others

Others (Ashram Schools)

1 Tikamgarh

329

136

17

08

2 3

-

2 Baldeogarh

313

89

06

05

- - -
3 Jatara

316

105

06

06

1 -

2

4 Palera 290 84 02 04 1 - 1
5 Niwari

226

95

08

11

1 2

1

6 Prithvipur

291

81

10

07

1 -

-

                                                            [Source : District Statistical Handbook- 2003]

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 and Technical Schools and Collages


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 each at Jatara, Niwari, Prithvipur and Palera is there.

 

 


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