History of Education in India

History of India education system is the oldest and richest in the entire globe. It is believe that in the ancient India the education was imparted verbally by the scholars and the sages and the information was passed on from one generation to the other. In ancient time palm leaves and barks of trees were used for education, and this in turn helped spread the printed literature. Community centers and Temples frequently took the important role of schools. After some time gurukul structure of education came into existence.

The main aim of education to brought the humanity into light from the darkness of unawareness and spread the light of knowledge throughout the globe.The gurukul were the traditional Hindu residential schools of learning which were normally in the teacher's house or monastery.

These gurukul was presenting the free education of the students. After completing the education students gave the gurudakshina which was a voluntary contribution. At the gurukul the teacher presents the education on various aspects of the religion, the scriptures, the warfare, the statecraft, the medicine, the philosophy, the literature, astrology and history.

Nalanda is the sign of the rich history of education in India. It was the biggest center of Indian education. As per data and records nalanda is the big hub of education which provided the education in all field. Nalanda was the big education destination in the ancient time which provided the education of the 10,000 students in the one section.

When the British came in India, English education came into being with the support of the European missionaries. Since then, Western learning has made steady advances in the country. With hundreds of schools, colleges and universities in India affiliated to them, in fact scores of colleges in each discipline, India has positioned itself comfortably as a country that presents quality higher education to its people in specific and to the world in general.