Chandigarh has a large number of renowned public and government schools. Real education starts at the school level. The students are our country’s future. So in order to make them fully developed in all aspects of life, the schools in Chandigarh are continuously striving not only to make them academically strong but also taking care of their psychological side.
Chandigarh has a literacy rate of 86.43% as per the survey conducted in the year 2011. The literacy rate of Chandigarh is higher than national average literacy rate of India which is 74.04%.
Even though the education system in Chandigarh as well as in entire country is not satisfactory with respect to modern competitive world. A section of people in our society is on the way to post modern society whereas about 30% people are still illiterate and are lagging behind.
The primitive theoretical education system is dominantly occupying in our present education system. Lack of teaching aids, insufficient practically qualified teacher and negligence of some important subjects and lack of adequate educational infrastructure fail to make human capital to a required extent in our economy which ultimately acts as one of the factors of poverty unemployment problem. Therefore, our education system should be changed to some extent to be at par with the modern competitive and technological world.
The department of education of Chandigarh supervises the functioning of the government colleges in the union territory. The colleges have spacious, superlative infrastructure, sprawling grounds, latest laboratories and equipment and auditoriums.