Papers relating to passing of the 1854 Education Act

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The papers cover the various stages through which the Education Act passed.


Sir Charles Wood's Education Dispatch of July 1854 to Lord Dalhousie as India's Governor General, helped established the foundations of India's educational system including the establishment of a Department of Public Instruction, universities, teacher-training schools, increasing the number of colleges, high schools and vernacular elementary schools, and introducing grant-aid for private schools.

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