For a developing country like India, its literacy rate becomes a very important parameter to understand its development. Over the years, there has been a massive increase in the literacy rate of India as a whole as well as its states. The rate of increment in the literacy of Indian states is uneven. Here, we’ve discussed the Top 10 Most Literate State in India as per the Census of 2011.
Top 10 Most Literate State in India:
Literacy Rate – 85.85%
Formerly known as Pondicherry, it was formed out of four territories of the French colonies of India.
Along with the primary and secondary educational institutes, the education system also has special training institutes and research centers.
Moreover, the educational department gives special importance to the development in the IT sector. The literacy rate was 81.24% in 2001 which increased to 85.85% in 2011, as per the Census.
Literacy Rate – 86.05%
Chandigarh is one of the developed union territories of India and the capital of two neighboring states Punjab and Haryana.
There are numerous educational institutions in Chandigarh. These range from privately and publicly operated schools to colleges. The literacy rate as per Census,2011 increased to 86.05% from 81.94% in 2001.
Literacy Rate – 86.21%
The capital territory of India and home to many historical monuments, Delhi manages to stand at eighth place on this list.
Delhi has some of the leading institutes of India like JNU, IIT, DU, DTU, and many more. As per the Census, Delhi’s literacy rate was 81.67% in 2001 which increased to 86.21% in 2011.
7. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Literacy Rate – 86.63%
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a group of over 572 islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Though the archipelago may have limited scope for higher education it surely has a quality education.
The literacy rate was 81.24% in 2001 which increased to 85.85% due to the constant efforts of providing excellent education.
6. Daman & Diu
Literacy Rate – 87.10%
Daman and Diu are well-known for its historical Portuguese monuments, unpolluted blue water, various water sports, and golden beaches.
Though the education sector of Daman and Diu requires a lot of changes considering the higher education, it still manages to acquire the sixth position on this list. The literacy rate of Daman & Diu has experienced a drastic increment compared to that of 2001 which was 78.18%.
Literacy Rate – 87.22%
This hilly state of Northeastern India is home to diverse tribal cultures and religious groups. The State has one Central University, one state university, and one private University.
The state has definitely done a lot of development in its literacy sector which is evident in the extreme increase in its literacy rate which was only 73.19% as per the Census of 2001.
Literacy Rate – 88.07%
Goa is very well-known for its beaches, carnivals, water sports, and most importantly the influence of Portuguese culture. Not only Goa is one of the major tourist destinations in India but it also houses some of the best educational institutes of the nation.
According to the Census report of 2011, Goa’s literacy rate increased to 88.07% which was 82.01% in 2001.
Literacy Rate – 91.33%
Standing at the fourth position on this list, Mizoram is another hilly state located in the Northeast part of India.
It is to be noted that in spite of a relatively late education system, as of the latest census in 2011, Mizoram has a literacy rate of 91.33%. Its literacy rate was 88.80% in 2001.
Literacy Rate – 91.85%
Lakshadweep is India’s smallest union territory consisting of 36 islands. It is well-known for its lush green landscapes as well as exotic beaches.
Lakshadweep is a favorite destination not only for tourism but also for education. The literacy rate that was 86.66% in 2001 increased to 91.85% in 2011, as per the Census.
Literacy Rate – 94.00%
Kerala has been the most educated state of India for a very long time. Educational experts say that it is because of a better exposure as well as awareness.
It is to be recalled that in April, 1991, Kerala became the first total literate state of India. As per the Census, Kerala’s literacy rate was 90.86% in 2001 and increased to 94.00% in 2011.
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