The foundation of modern educational system in India was laid by

(A) The Charter Act of 1813
(B) Macaulay’s Minutes of 1835
(C) The Hunter Commission of 1882
(D) Woods Dispatch of 1854

Correct Answer : Macaulay’s Minutes of 1835
Question Asked : IAS (Pre) 1993
Explanation : The foundation of modem educational system in India was laid by Macaulay’s Minutes of 1835. In that minute, he poured comment on Sanskrit or Arabic by saying that “a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole literature of India and Arabia”. Macaulay thus suggested making English the language of higher education in India with western language as the subjects of study. Bentinck accepted his suggestion. Accordingly, on 7th March, 1835, a resolution passed by the Government declared: “His Lordship is of the opinion that the great object of the British Government ought to be the promotion of European literature and science amongst the natives of India and that all the funds appropriated for the purpose of education would be best employed on English education alone.” Bentinck’s Resolution opened a new chapter in the history of Indian education. It was from that time that Western education began to spread in India rapidly.
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