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Rajasthan Education Profile

Updated on: Mar 19, 2013
Rajasthan “Royal Land of India” famous among tourists from across the globe has taken several initiatives to improve the educational scenario in the state.

As per the recent census done in 2001, the state has recorded literacy rate of 61.03 percent, which is higher 22.48 percent higher than previous census in 1991. State has listed herself at seventh position among states and Union Territories of the country.

Literacy among females has also increased from 20.44 to 44.34 during the decade. 'Decade Literacy Award' and Decade Female Literacy Award' were given to the state on National Literacy Day.

“Sarva Siksha Abhiyan” is used as a tool to universalize the elementary education in the state.

Apart from school education various initiatives have also been taken to enhance the status of higher education. Currently Rajasthan has 12 Universities, 4 Deemed Universities, 117 Government Colleges, 751 Private Colleges & 9 Self Financing Colleges.

Shri Ghanshyam Tiwari
Cabinet Minister, Education
(Primary, Secondary and Higher Education, Sanskrit Education, Law Department)

E-183, Ram Path, Shyam Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
0141-2227418 (O),2293666, 2293777 (R),2743910 (113) (Vidhan Sabha Extn.)

Sh. Kalicharan Sarraf
Ministry of Education,
(Primary, Secondary and Higher Education, Sanskrit Education, Language & Minority Language, Technical Education)

6, Hospital Road,
Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
Phone No: 0141-2227385, 218 (Vidhan Sabha Extn.)

A. K. Garg
Principal Secretary, Higher Education,
Phone – 2227142 (O), 2701104 (R)

Sudheer Bhargav
Principal Secretary, School and Sanskrit Education,
Phone – 2227142 (O), 2700415 (R)

Veenu Gupta
Secretary, School Education,
Phone - 227238 (O), 2703414 (R)

Govind Sharma
Secretary, Medical Education,
Phone – 2227509 (O), 2702031 (R)

Category Total Number Total Enrolment
Primary School 35077 7204000
Elementary School 14807 2314000
Secondary School 3844 810788
Senior Secondary School 1789 401380
Degree College 267 180743
Engineering College 27 -
Medical College (M.B.B.S.) 7 1959
All Universities 20 17726
Deemed University 8 -
Teacher Training College 43 6339
Teacher Training School 46 4534
Polytechnic Institutes 15 -
Technical / Industrial / Arts & Craft Schools 134 10983

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