Which among the following is called Magnacarta of English education?
[B] Hartog Committee Report
[C] Minute on Indian Education by Lord Macauley
[D] None of above
Woods Despatch (19th July, 1854) is called a Magnacarta of English education and also as an Intellectual charter. It included the recommendations such as the construction separate department for administration for education in each state ;establishment of institutions for training teachers for all classes of schools ; maintenance of existing government colleges and high schools ;establishment of new middle schools ; increase attention to vernacular schools, indigenous or otherwise, for elementary education ;introduction of grant in aid to schools.
In accordance with Wood’s despatch, Education Departments were established in every province and universities were opened at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in 1857 and in Punjab in 1882 and at Allahabad 1887.