Education in Amritsar

Amritsar, the bustling city famed for the Mecca of the Sikhs, the Golden Temple and a mute spectator to the horrific carnage of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, is a renowned center of academic excellence. In fact, education in Amritsar is a trend setter for the other Indian states and cities.
According to the indices recorded by the Census 2001 Report, Amritsar boasts of a commendable literacy rate of 67.85%. The male lead with a73.58% literacy rate while the female mark a figure of 61.41%. The urban and rural literacy rates are equally exemplary at 78.37% and 60.65% against the total 69.95% literacy rate of Punjab.

Amritsar is the proud owner of some excellent academic institutes that foster higher education. The state is the endowed with some excellent schools, colleges, universities as well as premier engineering, medical and management institutes.

The city is reputed to possess some excellent medical as well as dental and colleges. Ayurveda, the natural remedy to all diseases and ailments is all taught in these institutes. Besides engineering, polytechnic as well as other professional courses are also taught in the institutes. For the more conservative lot, Amritsar has exclusive colleges for its women that offer excellent pedagogical instructions. Besides, there are innumerable general colleges that delve in to the depths of the arts and sciences or explore the world of commerce, much to the delight of the erudite pupils.

The schools of Amritsar are also equally good and help in building the character as well as the career prospects of the vulnerable tiny tots, entrusted in their care. Be it the DAV Public School, the Central Schools or the Spring Dale School, they are all equally committed to provide excellent education with equal emphasis on extra-curricular activities.