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List of Various Educational Committees during British India

24-JUN-2016 16:36

    During British India, British were not only limited to the trade and earning profits but also keen interested in the social arena but in a way of precaution and indifference towards social issues. This is the only reason they indulged in criticizing the Indian Cults, customs and traditions, so that feeling of inferiority complex will generated.

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    British adopt a dual policy in the sphere of education which discouraged the prevalent system of oriental education and gave importance to western education and English language. Here is the “List of Various Educational Committees during British India” that helps students to prepare examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    List of Various Educational Committees during British India

    Viceroy

    Committee/ Commission

    Year

    Chairman

    Objectives

    Lord Ripon (1880-1884)

    Hunter Commission

    1882

    William Hunter

    To study the development in education.

    Lord Curzon (1899-1905)

    University Commission

    1902

    Thomas Raleigh

    To study the Universities and introduce reforms.

    Lord Chelmsford (1916-1921)

    Calcutta University Commission

    1917

    Michael Sadler

    To study the condition of University.

    Lord Reading (1921-1926)

    Indian Disbandment Committee

    1923

    Lord Itchcap

    To discuss the Central Committee of Education

    Lord Wavell (1943-1947)

    Sargeant Plan

    1944

    John Sargeant

    To raise the standard Education like Britain.

    Famine Commissions

    Lord Lytton (1876-1880)

    Famine Commission

    1880

    Richard Strachey

    To give relief famine stricken.            

    Lord Elgin (1894-1899)

    Famine Commission

    1897

    James Lyall

    To give suggestion earlier reports

    Lord Curzon (1899-1905)

    Famine Commission

    1900

    Anthony McDonnell

    To give the suggestion on famine report

    Lord Wavell (1943-1947)

    Famine Inspection Commission

    1943-44

    John Woodhood

    To investigate in events of Bengal Famine.

    Economic Committee/Commissions

    Lord Lansdown (1888-1894)

    Harshell Committee

    1893

    Hershell

    To give suggestion regarding currency.

    Lord Lansdown (1888-1894)

    Opium Commission

    1893

    ----

    To investigate about the effect of opium on health.

    Lord Elgin (1894-1899)

    Henry Fowler Commission

    1898

    H. Fowler

    To give suggestions on currency.

    Lord Curzon (1899-1905)

    Irrigation Commission

    1901

    Sir Wolvin Scott Monkinj

    To plan for the expenditure on Irrigation

    Lord Hardinge (1910-1916)

    Maclagon Committee

    1914-15

    Maclagon

    To advise for cooperative finances

    Lord Irwin (1926-1931)

    Linlithgow Commission

    1928

    - - - -

    To study the problem in agriculture. (Report by Linlithgow)

    Lord Irwin (1926-1931)

    Whitelay Commission

    1929

    J.H. Whitelay

    To study the condition of labor in Industries and gardens.

    Lord Wellingdon (1931-1936)

    Indian Measurement Committee

    1935

    Lary Hamand

    To arrange for inclusion of labor in Federal Assembly.

    Lord Linlithgow (1936-1943)

    National Planning Committee

    1938

    Jawaharla Nehru

    To prepare economic plan.

    Administrative Committees/Commissions

    Lord Dufferin (1884

    Etkinson Commission

    1886

    Charles Etkinson

    To involve more Indians in Civil Service

    Lord Curzon (1899

    Fraser Commission

    1902

    Fraser

    To investigate the working of police

    Lord Hardinge (1910

    Royal Commission on Civil Service

    1912

    Lord Islington

    To give 25% high posts to Indian

    Lord Reading (1921

    Royal Commission

    1924

    Lord Lee

    To remove defects of Civil Service

    Lord Reading (1921

    Sandhurst Committee

    1926

    Andrew Skeen

    To suggest Indianization of Indian army

    Lord Irwin (1926

    Butler Committee

    1927

    Hercourt Butler

    To Examine nature of crown relation with native States

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