Where was the Court of Directors created under the Regulating Act? a) Calcutta b) Bombay c) Madras d) London

Answer:

The correct answer is option (d) – London. As per the Regulating Act of 1773, the Court of Directors was established in London.

  • To regulate the activities of the British East India Company, the Regulating Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1773.
  • A new Supreme Court was established, while a court of appeal – the Sadar Nizamat Adalat – was also set up at Calcutta under the Regulating Act of 1773.
  • An educational despatch was sent to the Governor-General of India by the Court of Directors of the East India Company in 1854.
  • This despatch was issued by Charles Wood, hence it was known as the Woods Despatch.
  • It gave an outline of the policies on education that had to be followed in India. It gave emphasis on European learning and was against the oriental knowledge.

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