Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India?
- Charter Act of 1813
- General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823
- Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
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(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
- The Charter Act of 1813 provided a grant for education in India, but controversy over the medium of instruction between anglicists and classicists led to the fund remaining unspent until 1823.
- The Governor-General-in Council appointed the “General Committee of Public Instruction” in 1823, led by Lord Macaulay and consisting of ten European members, which decided to allocate the majority of the one lakh rupees grant for education towards the improvement of oriental literature.
Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.