THE CHArTER ACT,1813 Dr. Bani Barman RoyASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (H.O.D., Deptt. of Education)Radhamadhab College, Silchar
THE CHArTER ACT,1813 • The Charter Act of 1813 is rightly regarded as the foundation stone of English Education System in India. Education , which remained a neglected affair in the early days of the East India Company, got a new hope to develop and progress with the insertion of Article 43 in the Charter Act of 1813. It was decided that “ a sum of not less than one lac of rupees in each year shall be set apart and applied to the revision and improvement of literature and the encouragement of the learned natives of India----”
IMPORTANCE OF CHARTER ACT OF 1813 1. Due to this Act, the British compelled to spend one lack rupees annually for the development of learned natives of India. 2. First time deeply thought about the improvement of Indian education. Before the Act no provision of grants were there. 3 Through this this Act, a national has arisen for the development of Indian education and Indian people for the first time thought about the importance of education. 4. The Charter Act also paved the way for Anglisist -Classicist Controversy through which English language has spread all over the India. 5. Knowledge of science and technology education was developed through the Act 6. It motivated the learned and qualified section of Indian people to work for Indian education. 7. Before the introduction of the Act the Indian education system was traditional and was imparted through the traditional institutions.