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Vernacular Education in Bengal from 1813 to 1912




The destinations of the pandits and sircars are frequently changed and each of them keeps a register containing the day of the month ; the time of going to and leaving each school ; the names of the boys examined ; the page and place of the book in which they were examined ; and the names of the schoolmasters in their own handwriting— which registers are submitted to the Secretaries of the Soci [...] In assigning an annual sum of one lakh of rupees for the promotion of the study of Oriental Classical Languages the Charter of 18.13 had directed the Government of India to take early measures to acquaint themselves with the existing state of popular education and to report to the Honourable Court of Directors the results of their enquiries. [...] It dealt with such subjects as the system of education best adapted to meet the actual needs of the country ; the preparation of text-books ; the establishment of new colleges and advanced schools ; the improvement and development of existing seminaries ; the course of studies appropriate to each institution ; the foundation of scholarships ; and the introduction of tuition fees. [...] The youth of the upper and middle classes both in the town and country will receive such an education at the head station of the zilla as will make them willing and intelligent auxiliaries to us herafter in extending the same advantages to the rest of their countrymen.` The Place of the la School in the Scheme for General Education. [...] In the great majority of cases he found that there was no school-house and that the children assembled in the house of the teacher or in a family or village temple or in an ouhouse of one of the parents or in the but assigned for the entertainment of travellers or in the corner of a shop or in the portico of a mosque or under a shady tree.



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