Education in Uttarakhand


Education and Uttarakhand are the synonyms, Capital of uttarakhand state Dehradun, Dehradun was famous for its education from many decades.
Dehradun is home to some of India’s most ancient and elite educational institutions.The Doon School, St. Joseph’s Academy, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Rashtriya Indian Military College, St. Thomas’ College, Welham Girls School and Welham Boys School, wood stock, St. George college are considered to be some of India’s most prestigious and well performing schools.[weasel words] Several Indian luminaries have attended these schools including former prime ministers and film stars like Rajiv Gandhi, Himani Shivpuri and Udita Goswami, all are the ex students of these prestigious institutions.
Dehradun is also well renowned for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Mussoorie(LBSNAA) and military services. The Indian Military Academy, a premier institution for training the nation’s military officers, is located there. In addition, other national foundations like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Survey of India, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing and Indian Institute of Petroleum are also located here. Two Defence Research and Development Organisation labs, namely the Defence Electronics Application Laboratory and Instruments Research and Development Establishment are also located in the city. There are numerous forest officials in India who have attended the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. The Dehradun institute of technology, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology and Graphic Era University, in Dehradun. It is also home to many different religious schools as well as public schools. Yoga, Ayurveda and meditation also have a great influence in Dehradun.
Some key organisations are in the process of doing important work in the field of education. Among which National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH) plays a key role in helping the blind people. It is first such institute in India and also the first press for Braille script. This campus is spread over large area and is located in Rajpur Road. The employees board in the campus itself. In addition, there is also a part of this campus which is located in Rajpur and named Sharp Memorial School for the Blind,[16] which provides education and service to the blind children. There is other institute called Bajaj institute of learning which is built up for people with hearing problems and other disabilities. All these organisations and institutes are located in Rajpur Marg. Dehradun also houses organizations like The Latika Roy Foundation which work to make Uttarakhand a model state where people with disabilities have access to education, employment, and full inclusion in the community. Their Gubbara centre is a state-of-the-art assessment centre for children with multiple disabilities aged between 0 to 6 years, the centre is located in a government hospital in Dehradun and is fully funded by the National Rural Health Mission. A few of their other projects include The Karuna Vihar School[18] which is a day school for children with disability from 6 to 14. The school offers holistic, activity-based education and therapy program to help children achieve their full potential. The Latika Roy Foundation’s College of Vocational Training is a college for young adults with disability, where they learn vocational and job-oriented skills. All these organisations and institutes support to improve the life of the residents here. Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission, a Philanthropic organization was established by Shri Darbar Sahib in 1952 to the cause of promotion of education to all especially to poor students. Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital a 700 bedded multi specialty and super specialty hospital was established in the year 2002 and attached to Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences – a centre of excellence for Medical Education at Dehradun.