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Tripura as an Educational Destination

Updated on: Aug 8, 2013

Within its small geographical area, Tripura offers plenty of opportunities for students from both within and outside the state. The state’s literacy rate figures 73.66% according to 2001 census report.

The education system of Tripura follows the conventional education policies to get the highest possible results in primary and secondary education. The Department of Education was established to enable smooth functioning of the education system at all levels. The department was further divided into three separate sections namely; School Education, Higher Education and Social Welfare & Social Education Department.

The Government of Tripura has introduced a free and compulsory education policy that provides education to the students falling in the age group of 6-14 yrs.
The state has one University, two Medical Colleges, one Pharmacy College and a number of Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics and private institutions offering many professional courses.

Education (1998-99)

I) Literacy(Age 7 yrs. & above, as per 1991 Census) : In %
a)Persons 60.44
b) Males 70.58
c) Females 49.65
d) Rural 56.08
e) Urban 83.09
f) Estimated literacy rate of 1997 73





II) Social Education In Nos.
a) Balwadi Centres

1,224

b) Anganwadi Centre(ICDS)

3537

c) Number of ICDS Project 28
III) School Education : 2065
a) J.B.School 414
b) S.B. School 386
c) High School 205
d) H.S.(+2) School 70
e) English Medium School 36,456
IV) Teacher (all type)
V) Beneficiary of Stipend of all categories(1998-99) :
a) S.T. Students 1,30,822
b) S.C. Students 2,17,965
c) Others Students 2,52,935
VI) Examination Result(1998) :
1) Madhyamik :
a) Students appeared 33,269
b) Students Passed 12,456
c) Division-I 977
d) Division-II 2,632
e) Division-III/P 8,827
2) Higher Secondary (+2) :
a) Students appeared 14078
b) Students passed 5761
c) Division-I 224
d) Division-II 1139
e) Division-III/P 4398
VII) No. of College/Institution :
a) Professional / Vocational 18
b) General 14
c) University 1

Total number of students ( 2004 – 2005 ) :

S.No. Name of University/ Colleges. Number of Students for the year -2004-2005
Total number of Students. S.C. S.T.
1. M.B.B. College 1572 848 2420 378 152 5308 596 119 715
2. B.B.M. Evening College 1227 450 1677 244 55 299 237 14 251
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