Education in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra and Nagar Haveli was earlier known as one of the most remote regions of the country. The population in this union territory of India was very low and mostly comprised tribal entities. However, with the progress of India in the recent past, Dadra and Nagar Haveli has also seen improvements in its various sectors; tourism and education being the chief among them. The population of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has also gone up and it is in order to meet the demand for education in the union territory that the central government has proposed the installation of schools and colleges in the area. Education schemes for women and children have also been introduced in Dadra and Nagar Haveli to encourage more and more people choose education over labor in the early stages of life.

It is primarily because of these reasons that the literacy rate of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has been recorded at never-before-seen high of 77.65%. According to the census report of the year 2011, there are above 86% literate men in this union territory, the percentage of literate women being 65.93%. The earlier census reports published in the year 2001 shows Dadra and Nagar Haveli at a literacy position of 57.63%. The increase in the literacy rate by more than 20% is not only an achievement, it is the best ever seen in India in the recent past.

The central government has taken steps to extend school education to the children of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The Adult Education Programme introduced in Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the year 1978 has played a major role in developing the state of higher education in the union territory.

Education System of Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The Dadra and Nagar Haveli education system can broadly be classified into the different sections of:-

  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • College Education
  • University Education
  • Research / Doctorate Studies

Education imparted in the schools and colleges of Dadra and Nagar Haveli put more stress on practical knowledge rather than theoretical knowledge. Just like games and other forms of extracurricular activities are a prominent part of school education, practical studies are an integral part of college syllabuses.

Primary and Secondary Education in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The Dadra and Nagar Haveli governing authority has set up many schools in the union territory in the recent past. These schools are distributed uniformly in the urban and rural areas of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, so that the tribal population may not be deprived of education. Some of the best primary & secondary schools, high schools as well as collegiate and boarding schools of India are in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Most schools in the Union Territory are affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). There are also schools which follow the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the state board syllabuses.

Name of School Location Affiliation
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Sili District CBSE
Lions English School Sayli Road, Silvassa CBSE
St. Francis Xavier Secondary School Dudhani ICSE
Father Angelo Higher Secondary School Silvassa ICSE
Baps Swaminarayan Vidyamandir Village Athal CBSE
Issue Rudiya Secondary School Dapada ICSE

Best schools in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

School Address Board Type
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SILI DIST & POST SILI DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI, SILI, SILI CBSE Co-ed
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SILI DIST & POST SILI DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI, SILI, SILI CBSE Co-ed
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SILI DIST & POST SILI DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI, SILI, SILI CBSE Co-ed
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SILI DIST & POST SILI DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI, SILI, SILI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, TOKARKHADA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, TOKARKHADA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, TOKARKHADA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA GOVT HR SEC SCHOOL CAMPUS TOKARKHADA SILVASSA DADAR AND NAGAR HAVELI, TOKARKHADA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
LIONS ENGLISH SCHOOL SAYLI ROAD SILVASSA DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
LIONS ENGLISH SCHOOL SAYLI ROAD SILVASSA DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
LIONS ENGLISH SCHOOL SAYLI ROAD SILVASSA DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed
LIONS ENGLISH SCHOOL SAYLI ROAD SILVASSA DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI, SILVASSA, DADAR & NAGAR HAVELI CBSE Co-ed

College and University Education in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Higher education in Dadra and Nagar Haveli has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years. It is because of the joint initiative by the local government and the central government that the condition of colleges in the union territory has seen remarkable progress. Today, all colleges are equipped with science and computer laboratories. The faculty of colleges and universities here are also well trained in imparting the vocational courses.

S S R College of Arts, Commerce and Science
Located in Silvassa
Courses Offered – BA, B.Sc, B.Com

S S R College of Education
Located in Silvassa
Courses Offered – D.Ed, B.Ed

K H Tech College
Located in Silvassa
Courses Offered – B.Sc, M.Sc

Pramukh Swami Institute of Information Technology
Located in Village Athal
Courses Offered – B.Sc

Professional Education Opportunities in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

To improve the education scenario in the union territory, to discourage residents from seeking education in other states of India and to attract more number of students from outside states and other countries, the governing authority of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has erected a number of institutes imparting professional courses to college students.

Type of Course Name of College Degree Offered
Polytechnic Dr B B A Government Polytechnic Diploma
Hotel Management Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology Diploma / Certificate course
Rural Studies Department of Rural Development Diploma / Certificate

Some more colleges in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Name Address Phone
S.S.R. Collegeof Pharmacy Dadra and Nagar Haveli 0260 2632652
SSR Instituteof Management & Research Dadra and Nagar Haveli  
K.H. Tech. College Dadra and Nagar Haveli  

Education for Non Residents and Foreign Nationals in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The education system in Dadra and Nagar Haveli was not very progressive even a few years ago. The recent introduction of several schemes led to the development of the education sector in the union territory over the last decade. Though the number of non resident and foreign / NRI applicants in the Dadra and Nagar Haveli colleges are not as many as in other states of India, it is gradually increasing every year. The colleges in this union territory encourage student exchange programs in different times of the year to include the international standard of teaching in their curriculum. These programs also make students from other parts of the world aware of the developing education scenario of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Hostel Facilities in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra and Nagar Haveli is home to a number of cheap hostels in the country. Several students from the neighboring states of Maharashtra and Gujarat also opt for hostels in this union territory to save up on costs. Some of the well known hostels of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are:

  • K B Hostel
  • Polytechnic Girls Hostel
  • Polytechnic Boys Hostel
  • Field Hostel
  • ITI College Hostel
  • Social Welfare Hostels

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