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Goa as an Educational Destination

Updated on: Apr 25, 2013
Goa abounds in educational facilities with Goa University as the premier centre of learning. There are several professional colleges, including engineering, polytechnics and ITIs. Management studies, law colleges and a catering institute form vital chapters in the education volume of Goa. The highly reputed Goa Medical College is among the oldest in Asia. The prestigious National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is a leader in marine research in India. The Central Library in Panaji and the Xavier Centre for Historical Research store a vast fund of knowledge on Goa's hoary past. Most of the schools of Goa are affiliated to the State SSC.

Institutions in Goa are also well-known for courses in marine engineering, fisheries, hotel management and cuisine. The State also hosts a premier Business school i.e. Goa Institute of Management which is autonomous and was founded in 1993 by Fr. Romuald D'souza. Goa was under the control of Portuguese for a long period of time till recently. Still today the state continues to offer Portuguese as a third language in most of its schools. The Goa University also offers a Bachelor and Master's degree in Portuguese language.


Administration

Shri Luizinho Faleiro

Telephone:
2223600 (O)
2731779 (R)
Email: mla-nave@goa.nic.in


The education facts and figures of Goa like literacy rate in Goa, number of schools in Goa, number of students enrolled in various schools in Goa and other related information on Goa is given below:

S.No Item Reference period North Goa South Goa Total
1 Total literacy ( per cent ) 2001 84.12 79.98 82.30
2 Male literacy ( per cent ) 2001 90.63 86.58 88.88
3 Female literacy (per cent) 2001 77.29 73.22 75.51
4 Number of primary level schools 2001 743 525 1,268
5 Number of middle level schools 2001 263 177 440
6 Number of secondary level schools 2001 212 153 365
7 Number of higher secondary level schools 2001 48 32 80
8 Number of colleges/university for general education,(Arts, Science and Commerce) 2001 13 8 21
9 Number of colleges for professional education. 2001 17 3 20
10 Number of schools for vocational & professional education (including ITI's ) 2001 18 11 29
11 Number of students at primary stage ( I to IV ) 2001 52,615 44,842 97,457
12 Number of students at middle stage ( V ro VII ) 2001 39,644 33,082 72,726
13 Number of students at secondary stage ( VIII to X ) 2001 35,788 28,390 64,178
14 Number of students at higher secondary stage (XI to XII) 2001 11,821 9,218 21,039
15 Number of students in colleges/university for general education 2001 9,433 5,247 14,680
16 Number of students in colleges for professional education 2001 3,533 1094 4,627
17 Number of students in colleges for vocational & professional education including ( ITI's ) 2001 4,946 2,359 7,305
18 Number of Libraries ** 2001 101 63 164
19 Number of printing presses 1998-99 8 3 11
20 Number of dailies published 1998-99 7 2 9
  I) English ( exclusively ) 1998-99 4 nil 4
  ii) Other languages 1998-99 3 2 5
21 Number of newspapers and other periodicals published 1998-99 45 22 67
  i) English (exclusively ) 1998-99 8 nil 8
  ii)Other languages 1998-99 37 22 59
22 Cinema talkies functioning:      
  i) Number of talkies 2001-2002 12 8 20
  ii) Number of seats 2001-2002 6,916 3,311 10,227
Source : Directorate of Planning, Statistics and Evaluation Panaji-Goa

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