List of Various Educational Committees during British India

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.
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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

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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

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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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