Education in Tripura

The state of Tripura in India, formed in the year 1972, is one of the newest territories of the country. But the progress that Tripura has shown in different sectors of the economy including education is indeed commendable. Women education is highly promoted in Tripura; the government has introduced several programs to encourage more and more women in the society to enroll in schools and colleges. According to the census reports of the year 2011, Tripura has a literacy rate of 87.75%. This is a marvelous improvement from the earlier rate of 73.19% recorded in the census of 2001

Education System of Tripura

The government of Tripura aids the poverty stricken children to learn by providing free education to all children between the ages of 6 to 14 years old. Therefore primary education in Tripura is free and compulsory. The education system of Tripura is divided into the stages of:

  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • College Education
  • University education

English is the medium of instruction in the schools and colleges of Tripura.

Primary and Secondary Education in Tripura

School education in Tripura is divided into the two distinct groups of primary and secondary schooling. Students in almost every part of Tripura are entitled to free education till class VIII going by the principles of the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan. A student has to pay his/her own fee after completion of the eighth standard. Board examinations have to be passed at the end of class X and class XII.

Schools in Tripura

Name of School Location Affiliation
Assam Rifles School Agartala CBSE
Kendriya Vidyalaya Agartala CBSE
Bhavans Tripura Vidyamandir Agartala CBSE
Holy Cross School Agartala ICSE
St. Paul’s School Agartala ICSE

College and University Education in Tripura

Tripura is famous for colleges and universities which have the best lecturers and professors. Therefore students learn from the best if they are a part of these institutions. A wide variety of courses from arts to science and commerce are taught in these institutes of repute.

Belonia Government College
Located in Belonia
Courses Offered – BA, B.Sc, B.Com

Dharamnagar Government College
Located in Dharmanagar
Courses Offered – BA, B.Com

Government College of Education
Located in Agartala
Courses Offered – B.Ed

Maharaja Bir Bikram College
Located in Agartala
Courses Offered – BA, B.Sc, B.Com

Ram – Krishna Mahavidyalaya
Located in Kailashahar
Courses Offered – BA, B.Sc, B.Com

Every college in Tripura offering general courses of study is affiliated to the University of Tripura where you can opt for higher studies and research programs.

Professional Studying Opportunities in Tripura
There are several colleges in Tripura which offer professional courses of study to students who want to pursue a degree or diploma in a professional study program after completing school.

Type of Colleges College Name Degree
Engineering Tripura Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology BE / B.Tech
Law Tripura Government Law College B.Arch
Medical Agartala Government Medical College MBBS
Fashion Design Women’s Polytechnic Diploma and Certificate Course
Mass Communication Bhavan’s Tripura College of Communication and Management MA, Diploma and Certificate courses

Opportunities for Non Resident and Foreign Students in Tripura

The colleges and universities of Tripura have a certain number of seats reserved for foreign and NRI students who come to the state for higher education. The percentage of seats reserved depends on the reservation quota allotted by the central government and this may change every year. The foreign and NRI students also have to qualify in an entrance examination to seek admission to the courses of higher studies in Tripura. The special foreign cells in Tripura institutes provide help with the admission procedures of non residents, NRIs and foreign candidates.

Hostels in Tripura

Tripura has boarding facilities for both boys and girls in the school as well as the college level. The hostels come in a range of prices for students from different economic backgrounds. They are equipped accordingly. Some popular hostels in Tripura are:

  • Youth Hostel
  • Gomati Hostel
  • Raima Hostel
  • Howrah Hostel
  • Bethlehem School Hostel