Development of Education in Modern India One Liner Questions & Answers


Questions Answer
1 Where was the first Madrasa set up by the British in India? Calcutta
2 The Asiatic Society of Bengal was founded by – Sir William Jones
3 Who founded the First Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya at Varanasi? Jonathan Duncan
4 Wellesley established the Fort William College at Calcutta because – He wanted to train British civilians for administrative purposes in India
5 Who was offered membership in the Royal Asiatic Society of Paris? Michael Madhusudan Dutta
6 Who first translated Bhagavad Gita into English? Charles Wilkins
7 Who was the first to translate Kalidasa’s famous work ‘Shakuntala’ into English? Sir William Jones
8 The main reason for the British Government to spread modern education in India during the pre-independence period was – The need for educated Indians in minor administrative posts
9 Which Act of the British Government granted Rs. One lakh for education in India for the first time? Charter Act, 1813
10 In the Hunter Commission report, special emphasis was laid on the development of – Primary education
11 Who appointed the First Indian Education Commission and in which year? Lord Ripon in 1882
12 When was the National Council of Education established? 15th August 1906
13 Sadler Commission was related to – Education
14 When did the British Government appoint the Sadler University Commission for reforms in education – 1917
15 Lord Macaulay was related to – English Education
16 During India’s colonial period, the theory of downward filtration was related to – Education
17 The propounder of “Filtration Theory” in India’s education policy was – Macaulay
18 The foundation of the modern educational system in India was laid by – Macaulay’s Minutes of 1835
19 In whose reign was English Education introduced in India? Lord William Cavendish Bentinck
20 The first three universities in India (Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay ) were established in which year? 1857
21 The establishment of the first Women’s University in Mumbai was the result of the efforts of – D.K. Karve
22 Who was associated with the formation of the Deccan Educational Society? B.G. Tilak
23 Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh was founded in which years? 1875
24 In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who established Hindu College at Calcutta? Raja Ram Mohan Roy
25 Who had vigorously advocated for religious education in Indian University? Madan Mohan Malviya
26 Who laid the foundation stone of Banaras Hindu University? Lord Hardinge
27 Which was the first to be declared as Central University? Banaras Hindu University of Varanasi