The state of Uttarakhand is carved out of Uttar Pradesh on Nov. 09, 2000. It is surrounded by U.P. on the south, Himachal Pradesh on the west, and international boundaries of Nepal on the east, China on the northeast. The total geographical area of the state is 53,483 sq.km which is 1.69% of total area of the country.
Uttarakhand was centre of education from the ancient time. It was believed that kauravas and Pandavas were trained by Guru Dronacharya in the foot hills of Himalaya thats why Dehradun is also known as Drona Nagari. India's best schools and training institutes are located in Uttarakhand. Education in the state of Uttarakhand has a sound background, right from the inception of the state. Department of education is running ahead and getting shape gradually.
In Uttarakhand Department of education has a unified structure covering basic education, secondary education,State council of education research and training, Uttarakhand board of school education and exams are working under the umbrella of Directorate of School Education . See more.
The Department endeavours to:
Provide free and compulsory education to all children at elementary level. Build a society committed to Constitutional values with the help of quality school education and literacy. Universalise opportunities for quality education.
In order to make the dream of education a reality for every deserving student in the country, the Department's objectives are clearly marked.
Increase access to quality school education by expanding the network of schools, through existing as well as new institutions. Bring equity to the system of secondary education by including disadvantaged groups as well as weaker sections, who were kept deprived hitherto. Ensure quality and improved standards of education by supporting the existing institutions and facilitating setting up of new ones Initiate policy-level changes in terms of institutional and systematic reforms, which further create a world-class secondary education curriculum that is able to generate brilliance among the children.