Education Profile of Gujarat
Gujarat is one the best places for higher education in India with some the country’s best institutes located in various parts of the state like Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
School Education in Gujarat
The education system, in Gujarat, with respect to schooling is divided into four distinct stages viz. Primary (Class I to IV), Upper Primary (Class V to VII), Secondary (Class VIII to X) and Higher Secondary (Class XI and XII). Gujarat has a number of private and government schools. Gujarat had an estimated 8.2 million children enrolled in the primary classes with the Gross Enrolment Ration (GER) touching almost 100%. There were about 2.77 million children enrolled in institutions imparting secondary and higher secondary education. One can also come across schools run by trusts and municipal corporations. While private schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, the government schools are run the state government under the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board.
Higher Education in Gujarat
Higher and technical education is provided through universities and colleges in the general higher education category (arts, science and commerce) and technical education category (engineering, pharmacy, agricultural sciences. There are several universities in Gujarat which attract students from all over the country and even outside. Gujarat has over 900 institutions of higher learning and research which educate approximately 551,398 students. Gujarat has instituted approximately 34,323 engineering seats and approximately 47,753 diploma engineering seats. Apart from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda which is the only English medium university in Gujarat, there are Gujarat University, Saurashtra University, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Bhavnagar University.
The state also has some of the best technical institutes like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology among others. Because of its location, Gujarat does various research works on inland lake salt, marine salt and sub-soil brine. Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute is another reputed institute operating in Gujarat. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad are some of the other important centers of higher learning in Gujarat. .Founded by the Public Health Foundation of India, the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar University is the first public health University of India that aims to strengthen the overall health system in the country through education, training, research, and advocacy and policy initiatives.
Educational APEX Bodies of Gujarat
IIMs in Gujarat
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