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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 %
b) Males70.58
c) Females49.65
d) Rural56.08
e) Urban83.09
f) Estimated literacy rate of 199773

II) Social Education In Nos.
a) Balwadi Centres


b) Anganwadi Centre(ICDS)


c) Number of ICDS Project28
III) School Education :2065
a) J.B.School414
b) S.B. School386
c) High School205
d) H.S.(+2) School70
e) English Medium School36,456
IV) Teacher (all type)
V) Beneficiary of Stipend of all categories(1998-99) :
a) S.T. Students1,30,822
b) S.C. Students2,17,965
c) Others Students2,52,935
VI) Examination Result(1998) :
1) Madhyamik :
a) Students appeared33,269
b) Students Passed12,456
c) Division-I977
d) Division-II2,632
e) Division-III/P8,827
2) Higher Secondary (+2) :
a) Students appeared14078
b) Students passed5761
c) Division-I224
d) Division-II1139
e) Division-III/P4398
VII) No. of College/Institution :
a) Professional / Vocational18
b) General14
c) University1

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. College157284824203781525308596119715
2.B.B.M. Evening College122745016772445529923714251
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