The propounder of “Filtration Theory” in India’s education policy was

(A) Charles Wood
(B) Macaulay
(C) J.S. Mill
(D) Cornwallis

Correct Answer : Macaulay
Question Asked : UP Lower Sub. (Pre) 2013
Explanation : ‘Downward Filtration’ theory was related to educational upliftment during India’s colonial period. The filtration theory , in education meant coming down of education or knowledge from top to bottom, i.e., from the higher class people to the lower classes or the general people. Lord Macaulay explained his point of view by stating that the purpose of the company was only to educate the elite group which would educate the general public later-thus fulfilling the goal of educating the masses in general.
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