Uttarakhand has been the centre of education from the ancient time. Workplace of Dronacharya and composition of Meghdoot by Kalidas indicates this. Some of the best educational institutes of India are located in Uttarakhand. Dehradun, Nainital and Mussoorie are still the preferred choices when it comes to school education. These 3 cities are the home of various ancient and heritage schools in the country some of which have been running since British period.
Dehradun, the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand is flanked by the majestic Himalayan mountain range in the north and the picturesque Shivaliks in the south. Apart from the quality educational institutes, the scenic location and pleasant weather have made Dehradun Education quite attractive.
Education in the state of Uttaranchal has a sound background, right from the inception of the state of education is running ahead and getting shape gradually.
Provide free and compulsory education to all children at elementary level. Build a society committed to Constitutional values with the help of quality school education and literacy. Universalise opportunities for quality education.
In order to make the dream of education a reality for every deserving student in the country, the Department's objectives are clearly marked. Increase access to quality school education by expanding the network of schools, through existing as well as new institutions. Bring equity to the system of secondary education by including disadvantaged groups as well as weaker sections, who were kept deprived hitherto. Ensure quality and improved standards of education by supporting the existing institutions and facilitating setting up of new ones Initiate policy-level changes in terms of institutional and systematic reforms, which further create a world-class secondary education curriculum that is able to generate brilliance among the children.