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Schools in Karnataka

About Education in Karnataka

Karnataka situated in the southern part of India is best known for its rich educational background. It houses some of the prestigious higher learning institutions in India. Bangalore, the capital city of the state is a major educational hub and attracts students from all over India and abroad. According to 2001 census report, the state has a literacy rate of 67.04%. The literacy rate of males is more than the females in Karnataka. However, the city of Bangalore boasts of a literacy rate of 83.91% which is more than the overall state literacy rate. The state government has taken up a lot of initiatives for improving the scenario of primary education in Karnataka.
Mid day meals have been introduced in the government and aided schools in Karnataka to increase the attendance rate of students. In order to know more about schools in Karnataka, scroll down the page.

Different Kinds of Schools in Karnataka

There are mainly three kinds of schools in Karnataka namely government schools, private unaided schools and private aided schools. The schools are affiliated either to Karnataka State Board or Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). You can also come across schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The syllabus followed in these schools is same as those followed in the other states and union territories of India.

Number of Schools in Karnataka

There are several schools in Karnataka which provide primary and secondary education to the students. As per the survey conducted on March 2006, the state had 54,529 primary schools which included 8.495 million students. The 9498 secondary schools in Karnataka included 1.384 million students.

Medium of Teaching in Karnataka Schools

Kannada and English are the primary languages which are used as the medium of instruction at the schools in Karnataka. The CBSE and ICSE schools however, generally depend on English as their medium of instruction.

Drop Outs in Karnataka Schools

The districts located in the north eastern part of Karnataka have high school drop out rates. The major portion of it consists of girls. However, the government of the state has also started taking up several initiatives for overcoming the situation and bring everything under control.

Famous Schools of Karnataka

Innesfree High School, Sri Kumaran Childrens Home Bangalore, International School Bangalore, Sainik School Bijapur, Inventure Academy, Valley School Bangalore, Mallaya Aditi International School, Oxford English School Bangalore, Sri Ramkrishna Vidhyashala and St Germains School Bangalore are some of the most popular schools in Karnataka.

If you wish to learn more about higher education in Karnataka then browse through this site.
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