International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Regional Disparities of Primary Educational Facilities in Murshidabad District of West Bengal, India: Some Findings
Suman Kumar Kundu

Education is the basic way for accelerating the human development process of a country. Under the sphere of education system, primary education gets the highest priority regarding itself as the base of formal education. In the line of UN’s Millennium Development Goal to achieve Universal Primary Education, Indian Government seeks to improve its primary education system by introducing a number of development initiatives suited for the country. Still the actuality tells another story. There is colossal regional disparity persist in different corner of the country resulting from socio-economic as well as political background of that region. The present study conducted over Murshidabad district of West Bengal, India shows not only a overall poor quality of primary schooling but also about immense regional disparities among several blocks based on selected five educational quality parameter, viz. Teacher Institution Ratio (TIR), Teacher Student Ratio (TSR), Institution Student Ratio (ISR), Classroom Student Ratio (CSR) and Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER).

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