CHAPTER 32

Science College, Patna, 1927–47

Surendra Gopal

Modern education was introduced in Bihar by the ruling British power when they opened a school at Patna in 1835. In content and object, it differed radically from the two major streams of education prevalent in our country, the Hindu and the Islamic. The new system emphasized secularism, and stressed the teaching of science, technology and professional subjects. It had well-defined courses for all the stages, ranging from the lowest to the highest. The assessment system was well-defined. The candidate was awarded a certificate, diploma or degree after he/she successfully passed a public examination at the completion of the course. The school was accessible to all, irrespective of race, ...

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