One of the most basic factors that help a country grow and develop is that every individual in that nation has to get an education. Literacy is as important to us as food, air, and water because a lack of proper education can bring a lot of challenges upon the person and therefore, to the nation’s future.
This is also a reason why education is said to be among the most important pillars of any country’s growth and development. There are many states in India that have a high literacy rate, while there are also some that have a low literacy rate. However, since its independence, India has achieved some important factors, including in terms of education, that have aided in the development of the country. Here you will see a list of educated states in India.
Education and Literacy Rate of India
According to the current census, the literacy rate of India is 77%, and the literacy rate for men and women stands at 84.40% and 71.50%, respectively. The fundamental difference which distinguishes literacy and education is that literacy is the ability to read and write whereas education is the ability to acquire skills, knowledge, values, and so forth.
Nowadays, however, every individual, child, and adult wants to get educated and contribute to the growth and development of the country. Education and literacy both are important elements in society. These two elements play a key role in human development that has an impact on the overall economic and social development of our society. A higher literacy rate among individuals adds more steps towards the development of society, and culture and mostly helps in the improvement of the country’s development.
UNESCO declared International Literacy Day to be observed each year on the 8th of September, and to remind people around the world about the importance of education. Moving on, let’s now take a look at the most educated states of India where the literacy rate among men and women is higher, which will be crucial in determining the country’s future.
The 20 Most Educated States of India with the Highest Literacy Rate
Below is a list of the most educated states of India with the highest literacy rate among men and women, according to the national census of 2011-2022.
Kerala is the most educated state in the country. It is ranked at the top among all other states. The current literacy rate of Kerala is 94%, which is the highest among all the states in the country.
According to the 2011 census, there almost 96.11 percent of males and 92.07 females in the state are literate.
The Union Territory of India, Lakshadweep is in second place in terms of being one of the most literate regions of India. The literacy rate of Lakshadweep is very much high and it is 91.85%.
The region, being an island territory of India, has a low population of over 65,000.
The literacy rate in the state of Mizoram is 91.33%. It holds the third spot among the most educated states in India.
The state has long enjoyed very higher literacy rates than average literacy rates for India. According to the 2011 census, it had reached 91%, compared to the 74% average for India.
The literacy rate in Goa is 88.70%, which is very good. In the year 2001, Goa was also ranked as the fourth most educated state in the country (India) but later the literacy rate of Goa state decreased in a very shocking manner and ended up in the sixth rank. Still, now, it is showing some really good signs of increasing the literacy rate. Not that the literacy rate fell down but the growth had been slower than the estimated.
If the people of the state are educated then the state is said to be educated and strong in both economic and social ways both. The literacy rate of Goa is now increased up to 87.40% it is higher than the 2001 census, which is now 5.39% higher than the past year.
The literacy rate in the state of Tripura is 87.22%. The state of Tripura was ranked 13th in the list of educated states in the country, but after the 2001 census, it made a historical change in the ratings as it came up in the rank of the most educated states of India in the 2011 census.
The current literacy rate of the region is 14.56% higher in comparison to the 2001 census. If Tripura did such a remarkable job within the coming years, it will be on top of all the states of the country.
6. Daman and Diu
The literacy rate of Daman and Diu is 87.10%. Previously, the Union Territory, Daman and Diu were ranked as the ninth most educated region of the country, but later its literacy rate increased to 87.07%, which is approximately 8.89% higher than the 2001 census.
Now, it is ranked among the most educated states in the country and the literacy rate in this region is increasing rapidly in comparison to other states of the country.
7. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Andaman & Nicobar Islands is another Union Territory of India having a higher literacy rate of 86.63%, according to the 2011 census of India. This union territory once was the seventh most educated state in the country (India) but for now, the literacy rate of this territory is 86.27%, which is exactly 4.97% higher in comparison to the 2001 census.
In addition, until now the proficiency rate of this is listed seventh in the country’s most educated states.
The literacy rate in the state of Delhi is 86.21%. The government is focusing on quality school education and practical learning even in government schools.
The male literacy rate, however, is greater than the female literacy rate at 93.7% and 82.4%, respectively. Delhi has significantly improved in recent years.
The literacy rate of Chandigarh is 86.05%. Chandigarh, a Union Territory of India, is on the list of the most educated states in the country.
The literacy rate of Chandigarh is almost 4.49% higher in comparison to the 2001 census. In addition, there are more chances of increasing the literacy rate of this state in the coming few years.
The literacy rate of Puducherry is 85.85%. The Union Territory is improving its literacy rate very quickly. As it was in the eighth spot before, but after the 2001 census, it took seventh place in the ranking of the top most educated states of the country.
This Union Territory deserves a special place on this list.
11. Himachal Pradesh
The literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh is 82.80%. The literacy rate for the male population falls at 89.53%, while that of the female is at 75.93%, respectively.
In 2001, the literacy rate was 76.48% and this is a massive jump of 4.97%. In the coming years, we can expect it to rise even more owing to the policies of the government and the schools that are being set up in the region.
The literacy rate in the state of Maharashtra is 82.34%. In terms of the large population, Maharashtra is the second most state in India. Maharashtra’s population is growing at one of the fastest rates among all the Indian states, making it one of the fastest-growing states in the country as well.
Male literacy stands at 88.38 percent and female literacy is at 75.87 percent, respectively.
The literacy rate in the state of Sikkim is 81.42%. According to the provisional demographic totals for the census of 2021, the proportion of literates and illiterates aged 7 and above in Sikkim is very few.
The literacy rate in Sikkim is among the highest in the country, out of the 30 states and 6 Union Territories of India.
14. Tamil Nadu
The literacy rate in the state of Tamil Nadu is 80.09%. With an adult literacy rate of 80.33 percent as of the 2021 Census, Tamil Nadu has a higher percentage of literacy than the national average at 74.04%, according to the census.
Increasing numbers of illiterate migrant labourers, particularly those from bordering Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, have been arriving in recent years, having an impact on the country’s overall literacy rate.
The literacy rate in the state of Nagaland is 79.55%. In an ambitious strategy to achieve 100 percent literacy by 2030, the Nagaland government has committed to increasing Anganwadi centers and early childhood education, as well as improving infrastructure.
The literacy rate in the state of Uttarakhand is 78.82%. The region’s male population literacy rate is 87.4 percent, while the literacy rate for the female population is 70.01 percent.
The literacy rate of Gujarat is 78.03%. The male literacy rate in Gujarat is at 85.75 percent, while the female literacy rate falls behind by a significant margin, at 69.68 percent.
The literacy rate of Manipur is 76.94%. The state’s literacy rate is higher than the national average of 74.04 percent, with the male literacy rate being 86.49 percent and the female literacy rate being 73.17 percent.
19. West Bengal
The literacy rate of West Bengal is 76.26%. The female literacy rate is 80.5% and the male literacy rate is 70.54%, respectively.
The literacy rate of the state is a little higher than that of the country.
20. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
The literacy rate in the Union Territory of India, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is 76.24%. The Union Territory of India had its region’s literacy rate remain stable for some time, but owing to its population, it made it to the 20th place on this list.
India has always had a very rich history in terms of education and there were many universities even before you could have imagined. With this, the modern education system laid the foundation in India and you already know about the modern-day universities, schools, and other such educational institutes.