Which is the first education commission in India?

The first education commission in India was the Hunter Commission. It was set up on February 3, 1882 under the Chairmanship of Sir William Hunter, a member of the Executive Council of Viceroy.

The Hunter Commissions made the following recommendations with regards to education in India.

  1. Preference be given to people who can read and write when selecting persons to fill the lowest offices in the government
  1. Formation of school districts taking the area of any municipal or rural unit of Local self-Government and establishment of schools placed under their jurisdiction in each district.
  1. District and Municipal Boards were directed to assign specific funds to primary education.

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