Profile of Delhi Education

Delhi is the hub of higher education in India. Education in Delhi starts from the pre-primary level and then moves on primary, high school, and then higher education in the form of universities and higher institutes. Delhi is one of the most important destinations for higher education in India and even abroad. Every year it witnesses hundreds of students who flock from various part of the country to study in the premier institutes of Delhi. 

School Education in Delhi 

Delhi has some of the best schools of the country. There are government schools, private schools and even international schools which sees students from all the world and children of expatriates studying in these schools. The schools of Delhi are affiliated to CBSE, and ICSE boards. Some International schools also follow Cambridge curriculum. Several children are also enrolled in NIOS or National Institute of Open Schooling.  Delhi had some 2416 primary, 715 middle and 1576 secondary schools as per official reports and approximately 1.5 million students were enrolled in primary schools.

In Delhi, primary education is mainly the responsibility of local bodies — the MCD, NDMC and Delhi Cantonment Board. The Directorate of Education has also introduced primary classes in some existing secondary/senior secondary schools and converted them into composite schools. 

Higher Education in Delhi

Delhi  has some of the world’s reputed higher education institutes like IIT Delhi, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, the Delhi Technological University, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, the National Law University, AJK, Mass Communication Research Centre under Jamia Millia Islamia University, Indian statistical institute and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

Industrial training institute (ITI) and industrial training centres, constituted under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, provide diploma in technical fields. There are several ITIs in Delhi with the objective of opening of providing "technical manpower to industries".

Vocational courses such as engineering and technology, commerce and secretarial practices, home science, health and paramedical services have been introduced at the senior secondary level. The vocational education programme is being implemented in almost 200 government schools and 9,000 students are enrolled.

Educational APEX Bodies of Delhi

IITs Delhi

NITs in Delhi

Other Educational Institutes in Delhi

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