Educational Scenario

 

District Bathinda is known as educationally backward district in the state. According to the census of 2001 the literacy rate of district is 61.51 percent and it stands at the 13th place as district wise ranking. There is also a gap between rural and urban literacy rate.i.e 75.9% in urban areas and 55.3% in rural areas. Moreover the difference between male female literacy rate is also considerable i.e 68.31% male and 53.76% in females.

According to the census of 2001, the tehsil wise analysis shows that the Talwandi sabo tehsil have the lowest literacy in the district

Table: Tehsilwise Literacy Rate
 
Tehsil
Description Bathinda Rampura phul Talwandi District average
Male 73.21 64.18 60.85 68.31
Female 58.13 55.44 45.46 53.76
Average 66.42 58.42 53.59 61.51

Moreover, it is clear from the table that in Bathinda tehsil, the male female literacy rate and average literacy rate is higher than the average literacy rate of the district. On the other hand these same ratio are below than the district average .

But the district is now receiving due attention in setting up of educational institutes The Punjabi University Patiala has established Guru Kashi Regional Center Bathinda for Post graduation courses, law and B.Ed courses. Similarly it has also started regional campus at Damdama Sahib for management and computer courses. The Govt. Engineering College and Polytechnic has also come up at Bathinda for imparting Degree and Diploma courses respectively. Moreover there are some degree colleges for science, Commerce and Humanaties courses.

So for as the school level educational setup is concerned there are 8 CD Blocks , 6 Educational Blocks and 41 clusters (i.e center schools) at Primary level. Similarly there are 346 Primary schools, 87 Middle, 87 High and 74 Senior Secondary schools are working. Moreover there are so many aided , un aided and recognized schools at various level. There is hardly any village which is without Govt. Primary schools with one or two recognized or un recognized schools.

Demographic Profile
1991 2001
Population Total 985301 1181236
Male 522961 633249
Female 462340 547987
Rural 719511 829447
Male 381081 444126
Female 338430 385321
Urban 265790 351789
Male 141880 189123
Female 123910 162666
Sex Ratio 884 865
Rural 888 868
Urban 873 860
No of Literates- Total 381877 637048
Male 234893 376695
Female 146984 260353
Rural 234354 400621
Male 148018 240737
Female 86336 159884
Urban 147523 236427
Male 86875 135958
Female 60648 100469
Literacy Rates 43.03 61.51
Male 50.55 68.31
Female 34.51 53.76
Rural 36.42 55.3
Male 44.02 62.46
Female 27.81 47.16
Urban 65.87 75.96
Male 73.11 81.88
Female 57.67 69.19
0-6 Population-Total 257505 145511
Male 138099 81773
Female 119406 63738
Rural 198693 104977
Male 106074 58688
Female 92619 46289
Urban 58812 40534
Male 32025 23085
Female 26787 17449
SC Total -1991 290371 N/A
Male 154952 N/A
Female 135419 N/A
Rural 229631 N/A
Male 122651 N/A
Female 106980 N/A
Urban 60740 N/A
Male 32301 N/A
Female 28439 N/A

Source : Statistical Abstract of Punjab-2002

General
Literacy Rate(2002)
Population 2001
All Communities
SC
Sex Ratio
T M F T M F T
61.51 68.31 53.76 1181236 633249 547987 354370
865
School Related Statistics
No of Villages No. of CD Blocks No. of Edu Blocks Clusters
No. of schools
Primary
U.Primary
Govt. Aided Govt. Aided
285
08
06
41
346
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248
13