SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Consider the following statements with reference to Wood's Despatch:
    1. Institution of a regular system of scholarship to enable meritorious students to pursue the higher courses of study.
    2. Helping the educational institutions founded by private efforts to obtain grants from government funds.
    3. Provision of moral and religious education as an important component of curriculum. Which of the above were the features of Wood's Despatch?

    A)  1 and 2

    B)         2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Charles Wood, the President of the Board of Control of the English East India Company, had an important effect on spreading education in India when in 1854 he sent a despatch to Lord Dalhousie, the then Governor-General of India. He recommended therein that:
    1. An education department was to be set up in every province.
    2. Universities on the model of the London university be established in big cities such as Bombay, Calcutta and Madras.
    3. At least one government school be opened in every district.
    4. Affiliated private schools should be given grant in aid.
    5. The Indian natives should be given training in their mother tongue also.
    6. Provision was made for a systematic method of education from primary level to the university level.
    7. The government should always support education for women.

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