SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which one of the following was the Magna Carta of western educational' system in India?

    A)  The Report of the Committee of Public Instruction, 1823

    B)  The Charter Act of 1833

    C)  Despatch of Sir Charles Wood, Secretary of State, 1854

    D)  The Report of the Hunter Commission

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] The East India Company had to renew its Charter after every twenty years. Before renewing the Charter in 1853, the British Parliament constitutes a Selection Committee to enquiry into the Progress of education in India and suggests reform. The suggestions of the Committee were issued as a Charter of Education on July 19, 1854. Charles Wood was the president of the Board of Control. So this is known as Wood's Despatch of 1854. The Despatch first throws light on the aims and objectives of educational policy of the Company in India. It gave highest priority to the responsibility of Indian Education overall other responsibilities of the Company. The Despatch had the following objectives in view: [a] To impart Western knowledge, information about the western culture to the Indians, [b] To educate the natives of India so that a class of public servants could be created, [d] To promote intellectual development and also raise the moral character of the young generation, d) To develop practical and vocational skills of the Indians people so that more and more articles could be produced and also to create a good market for consumption of those goods.

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