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Education in Assam

Assam in the northeast of India, known for its tea gardens, beautiful valleys and rivers is budding forth to develop multi-dimensionally in education. Literacy figures in Assam show female literacy at 54.61% and male literacy to be 71.28, while the total literacy rate is 63.25. In the urban areas statistics have improved as per the 2001 survey, while literacy in the rural areas is lower by 25% of the urban literacy rate of 85.35. Gauhati University is the oldest university in Assam. Don Bosco High School is one of the pioneering institutions of education in Assam. The capital Guwahati is also the hub of educational development that houses several institutes and schools of education. While education in Assam rose from 1293 in 1875 to 31462 in 1875 under the British, rapid expansion took place post independence.

Distance Education in Assam

Students in Assam have benefited from the opportunities for distance education. With the rise in demand for higher education in industrial and academic professions a substantial number of distance education study centers have been set up in the state. Some of them are Bongaigaon Distance Education Colleges, Gauhati Distance Education Colleges, Cachar Distance Education Colleges, Barpeta Distance Education Colleges, Dergaon Distance Education Colleges, Dibrugarh Distance Education Colleges and Darrang Distance Education Colleges among others. DEP-SSA being the nodal agency for activities of distance education, many academicians use the collaborative mode of education in assam wiki.

Primary and Secondary Education in Assam

Education is imparted through 37,652 schools most of which are in Assamese medium. English medium schools are run by private institutions and CBSE schools. While the drop out rate at the primary level is 42% it is much higher in middle school and high school levels i.e. above 70%. St. Mary's High School and Don Bosco's are the leading school. Apart from state board run schools there are also schools run by CBSE and international boards. Schools in assam are under the Directorate of Elementary Education, Assam. assam edu board/minister/council/service-rules

Assam Education Board

The Assam Education Board is under the Assam Education Board Minister who takes a keen interest in the working of Assam Education Board Council. The various Directorates of Education are several including Technical education, Adult Education, Primary Education and the like. Under the Department of Higher Education are colleges of Arts, Science, Commerce, LLB etc at the degree level of graduation, post graduation and Ph.D. Information regarding Assam education service and rules are available on the website of the Directorate of Education.

Higher Education in Assam

The Directorate of Higher Education was created in 1989 and later bifurcated into Directorate of Technical Education and many other branches of education. At present there are three universities, six government colleges, seven law colleges, 117 affiliated colleges and 188 other colleges. The universities in Assam are Assam University, Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University. Others too have been set up like Tezpur University and K.K. Handique State Open University. Many students access the university website Assam university.org for information on Assam university MBA results 2009, Assam university Ph.D program and also for details about Assam university diphu campus. Vocational Education in Assam

Don Bosco University, Azara and Indian Institute of Technology at Guwahati are well known institutions catering to students pursuing IIT courses. Online Prospectus and application forms at the cost of 550 without GET can be obtained at the Don Bosco College Office, Azara. (Rs. 700.00 if applying with GET) Rs. 50 extra for payment made through DD drawn in favour of 'Secretary, Don Bosco Society, Azara', addressed to The Registrar (Admissions), Don Bosco University, Airport road, Azara, Guwahati - 781017, Assam.

Two engineering colleges in Assam are Jorhat Engineering College at Jorhat and Assam Engineering College at Guwahati Medical Colleges in Assam are Silchar Medical College at Silchar, Guwahati Medical College at Guwahati and Assam Medical College at Dibrugarh.

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