Top 10 Most Literate States of India In 2012

india literacy rateIf you study the latest strategies of India and the diaries of the people who have been in power lately, you would see that it is the priority that India has given to education, behind the quick turn over in its GDP as well as International reputation. No matter which field is taken in to account, An Indian would undoubtedly be there, making his Country proud in every way possible. Whether it is Blogging or web designing, sports or film industry, India has given a primary emphasis on acquiring a good quality of education, resulting in some fruitful outcomes-generally. Although there are still a huge rate of illiteracy, Here are the top 10 Most literate States of India, producing some genius minds every year.

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1. Kerala

Literacy rate: 93.9%


The combine effort of Christian, who brought the modern education systems , catholic missionaries, and local dynastic ancestors of Kerala practiced a liberal higher education policy from 1956 has made Kerala the most literate Indian state. The country topped in Education Development Index. With in every 2 km there is a school located for primary education which is accessible by 98% of population because the cost of education is low. It used to be the first state in India that was initially recognized as complete literate state.

2. Mizoram

Literacy rate: 91.6%

Aizawl city, capital of Mizoram

A city with a terrific and beautiful landscape with pleasant climate, which was established in 1987 and who was lost years ago among the walls of their tribe and majority of the rehabs were illiterate without any written language now stands second in the list of being the highly literate, has their own language, Mizo and several educational establishments has been made in it. Mizoram University now holds 29 undergraduate colleges and is affiliated with 2 professional institutions.

3. Tripura

Literate rate: 87.8%

tripura university

The city, which is third smallest state in India and only been connected to India by a single bridge, has total of 4,450 schools which are run by state government and in which the ratio of literate males over female is more. The male literacy rate is 92.18 % and female has a literacy rate of 83.14% where as majority of people are involved in agriculture even then they obey the trait of getting education. The state has one of the Central University, one private university and holds medical, engineering, law, music and Art College.

4. Goa

Literacy rate: 87.4%

Coastline of Anjuna, Goa

Besides being the best and favorite spot for spending holidays, it is the smallest in terms of area and population in India but still it offers one the best country’s education with 90% male and 84% female being literate, and quality of life as it has GDP that is two and a half time more that of the whole country. Due to low level in corruption and higher educational system added to the improvement and betterment of schooling in Goa and so due to the quality of government schools the private schools are less in demand The country has 5 engineering and one medical college.

5. Himachal Pradesh

Literacy rate: 83.8%

Campus Tour to Himachal Pradesh University

Since 19 century the city is under the control of British colony therefore the standard of education level is quite high. It underwent the schooling revolutionary period in which the three decadal period from 1961-1991 the female of 15-19 years of age group literacy rate has risen from11% to 86% and the attendance in the school raised up to 97% . The city has quite renowned higher educational institutions such as National Institute of Technology, Himachal Pradesh University. The rate of women being literate is also quite impressive. The city built the norm “schooling is an essential part of every child upbringing”.

6. Maharashtra

Literacy rate: 82.9%

Maharashtra Highlights

The government is doing various measures to increase the literacy rate. The male literacy rate in the area is 89.82% and the literacy rate of female is 75.48%

7. Sikkim

Literacy rate: 82.2%

The country is one of the fastest growing states and has total of 1,157 schools which are run by states and central government. Other than great institutions it also runs host of distance education program. A healthy change in trend has been observed as around 38% of adults looking for job in industry. There are 12 colleges that provide the higher education and the largest institution, Sikkim Manipla University of Technology Sciences offers education in management, engineering and medicines. Many students of the country migrate to other states for higher education.

8. Tamil Nadu

Literacy rate: 80.3%

tamil nady temple

Tamil Nadu has 100% gross enrollment ratio in secondary and primary schools according to the survey held by Industry body Assocham ranks Tamil Nadu. According to the chief prime minister of Tamil Nadu the city adopted a policy to provide free lunches to students incorporated in schools as he stated “I had experienced as a child what it was like to go hungry to school with the family having no money to buy food” and thereby the literacy rate rose from 54.4% in 1981 to 80.3% in 2011. Due to corruption and other issues the implementation is difficult but still 120 million students receive free lunches making India the largest school meal program in the world.

9. Nagaland

Literacy rate: 80.1%


In the state the children under the age of 14 are entitled to free and compulsory primary, elementary and secondary level education which is taken care by state government. The literacy rate has risen up to 13.5% in last decade. Country is progressing in educational reforms to enhance the literacy rate of the country.

10. Manipur

Literacy rate: 79.8%


The Christians started the western type of education in the city and built some of the finest school in the remote part of the world such as St. Joseph’s Convent, Don Bosco high Schoolin Imphal. The literacy rate has grown up by 10% during the past decades according to the provisional census report, 2011. The states literacy rate is higher than the national literacy rate which is 74.04% out of which 86.49% female and 73.17% males.

A country’s socio economic and developmental progress depends upon the country’s adult literacy rate and India seemingly crossing the world average literacy rate that is 84% though the rise of only 12% is observed from1947 due to lack of infrastructure and teaching staff but with advancing in research and educational level India is producing the best graduates that are offering the great competition to the world.

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