As per Census 2011, the literacy rate in the state of Haryana is 76.64%. Education in Haryana has taken giant strides as far as quantity and quality of education is concerned. The government of Haryana has also increased the amount allocated for the education sector over the years.
For instance, during the period 2004 to 2005, rupees 30 crore was allocated for the education sector. Comparatively, between 2006 and 2007, rupees 50 crore, and rupees 115 crore for the period 2007 and 2008 was allocated for education in the state.
In order to revamp school education in the state, the Haryana Education Department has decided to adopt Teacher Evaluation Strategy. As per the proposal, teachers will be evaluated on 3 parameters, namely, suggestion of management, self appraisal, and evaluation by management.
The state has also introduced EDUSAT or Education through Satellite programs in most of the government colleges of Haryana.
Education system in Haryana
The education system in Haryana has various levels. The different levels in the education system comprise primary school education, middle level, high school, and senior secondary level school education.
As of March 2011, the government of Haryana upgraded as many as 1758 government run schools between 2010 and 2011. Of these 1072 were primary schools, 267 were middle schools, and 419 were high schools to the higher level.
Colleges offer undergraduate as well as graduate degree programs. Colleges can be categorized into Government colleges as well as Non government colleges.
As far as higher education in Haryana is concerned, the state has 22 state and central universities and 5 private universities.
The state government has made education free for the females up to the level of graduation. In fact, 33% seats are reserved for female teachers.
Class XII education in Haryana can be segregated into- vocational and general education.
Primary education in the state
According to the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan every single student has to complete 8 years of elementary education and 5 years of primary schooling.
Haryana Open School (HOS) program is available and the important aspects of it are as follows-
- Examination is held at the secondary and senior secondary levels
- For secondary level examination, a student should be 14 years old
- For senior secondary examination, a student has to pass secondary examination.
- Subjects taught under HOS are Hindi, English, Science, Social Science, Mathematics, Accountancy, Geography, Biology, and Chemistry just to name a few.
There are many schools in the state and names of few of them are given below-
|Name of School||Location||Board|
|D.A.V Public School||Panipat||CBSE|
|Swami Vivekananda Public School||Yamuna Nagar||CBSE|
|St Joseph’s High School||Sirsa||ICSE|
|St Mary’s Convent School||Panipat||CBSE|
|Air Force School||Ambala Cantonment||CBSE|
School affiliation categories
A school may get direct affiliation for Class X or Class XII without applying for affiliation for Classes VIII.
Graduation and PG level and courses
Higher education in Haryana has shown remarkable improvement over the years. Greater emphasis is being laid on job oriented courses in the state. Given below are names of few colleges along with the academic programs offered at the undergraduate and post graduate levels.
Adarsh Mahila Mahavidyalaya in Bhiwani
-B.Sc – non medical and medical
Admission on the basis of marks obtained in class XII
Aggarwal College Ballabhgarh in Rohtak-
Affiliating University- Maharshi Dayanand University
Admission- College entrance examination
Universities in Haryana include the following-
- Central University in Jant Pali Kurukshetra University (State University)
- O.P Jindal Global University in Sonepat (Private University)
- Maharishi Markandeshwar University in Ambala (Deemed University)
- Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology in Hisar (State University)
Professional options available
The government of Haryana has sanctioned rupees 1 crore during the period 2007 to 2008 to promote job oriented study programs in the state. The table below highlights the main professional courses in the state.
|Type of Colleges||Colleges||Academic program||Eligibility criteria/admission procedure|
|Engineering||Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology/ Jind Institute of Engineering and Technology/Jan Nayak Ch Devi Lal College of Engineering||B.Tech and Diploma/B.Tech, MBA/B.Tech and MBA||AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination), HCEET(Haryana Common Engineering Test)|
|Medical||Maharaja Agrasen Medical College/ B.R.S Dental College/Hindu College of Pharmacy||MBBS/BDS/B.Pharma||PMT|
|Architecture||C.R State College of Engineering/Shushant School of Arts and Architecture||B.Arch||NATA or National Aptitude Test of Architecture|
|Law||Chhaju Ram Law College/Bharat Institute of Law/National Institute of Law||3 Year Law course/LL.B/||Law School Admission Test/MDU Rohtak Joint Entrance Examination|
|Management||Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management and Technology/M.M Institute of Management||MBA||MAT/CAT /ATMA/XAT|
For admission into Diploma courses in Haryana, a student is required to appear for Haryana Diploma Entrance Test.
Education for non resident students
A couple of seats are reserved for the students belonging to the other states of the country and those who do not belong to the general category. For instance, as far as education is concerned, 20% seats are allocated for SC students, 27% for BC students, and 1% for ex-servicemen’s kin. 3% is allocated for the disabled.
In case of engineering exams, 85% seats are reserved for students from Haryana that also includes 25% seat for women students. 15% seats are reserved for students belonging to other states. This holds true in case of admission on the basis of AIEEE score.
Education for Foreign students
There are many colleges in Haryana that allot a percentage of seats for NRI or foreign students. For instance, Haryana College of Technology and Management reserved 15% of its seats for the foreign or the NRI students. Similarly, in the medical field, government colleges have a quota system for enrolling NRI students.
Hostels and accommodation
Haryana has many hostels that are quite affordable. The names of few hostels in the state are listed below-
- A One Quarters (Gurgaon)
- Pamposh Guest House (Sushant Lok)
- Kohinoor Youth Hostel (Palam Vihar Gurgaon)
- JLJ Boys Hostel in Faridabad
- YMCA Hostel in Faridabad
- Inverness Student Hostel in Faridabad