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From the Archives (March 14, 1919): Education in Bengal.

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A resolution on the report on the Public Instruction in Bengal for 1917 issued to-day [in Calcutta, March 12] says that two-thirds of European officers of the Indian Education Service have been detached for duty in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers in addition to officers on deputation to the Government of India or the University of Calcutta. The growing demand for education among the people of Bengal and natural growth of population led to an increase in the number of educational institutions. Of the scholars nearly 2 millions were in various stages of education, there being approximately one girl at school to every five boys. The total expenditure on education amounted to two hundred fifty five lakhs. The number of arts colleges in Bengal increased to 34, or one-fourth of the total number in British India, and there is a persistent demand for more. Altogether 25,265 students were reading in different colleges including one hundred and ninety-one ladies. Nearly one third of the total number were Brahmins, while under one-tenth were Mahomedans.

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