UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Charles Wood prepared a dispatch in 1854 on Education System in India. Consider the following statements.
    1. Government should assume responsibility of spreading education to masses.
    2. Considering the conservative society, he proposed religion based education system.
    3. Grants-in-aid to private educational institutions.
    4. Stress over female education, teacher training and rotational education.
    Which of the above were proposals of Woods Dispatch?

    A)  1, 3 and 4                    

    B)  1 and 4

    C)  3 and 4           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Charles Wood was the President of the Board of the East India Company. He sent a despatch to Dalhousie in 1854 for spreading education in India. He recommended To set an educational department in every province. Establishment of universities in Bombay, Kolkata and Madras on the model of London University. Opening of government school in every district. Affiliated private schools should be given grants in aid. Education should be secular in nature. Stress on female education, vocational education and teacher's training.

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