Abstract and Analysis of the Report of the Indian Education Commission, with Notes, and "The Recommendations" in Full

Abstract and Analysis of the Report of the Indian Education Commission, with Notes, and "The Recommendations" in Full

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...sacrifice; but are to be provided with the most complete and costly institutions to so great an extent at the expense of the State, or rather that of taxes on the poor, who derive little or no profit from them? Either Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras are to be pauperized by getting their colleges comparatively free, or Berhampore, Chittagong, Krishnaghur, and others are to be victimized by being called on to pay for or lose them. If it be said that these smaller towns are not so important, and will not suffer by the loss of what they do not sufficiently appreciate to pay for, then the Education Department have been guilty of great indiscretion in establishing and keeping up these colleges when they were not needed. 'ir. 1. But we entirely dissent from the principle, that Government is called on to support colleges where they are appreciated, and where their advantages have been felt in raising their graduates to positions of power and wealth, and to be abandoned because they are not appreciated, from the advantages of the higher education not having been realized. If the State is to be at the cost of setting up colleges, it should be where they are needed for the elevation of the people, by creating a taste for study, and showing what the nature and advantages of a good education are. These are sufficiently understood in our Presidential cities; and if the State must maintain its colleges in these old seats of learning in order to keep up the standard of education, and exercise a beneficent patronage and wise control, then let the wealthy citizens be required to endow them as they are well able to do. Such institutions cannot be supported by fees alone. The wealthy natives have the power, and if stimulated by the Government, the disposition to endow...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549228
  • 9781236549228