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Education of Tripura

Education in Tripura, a state in Northeast India, is provided by both the public sector and the private sector. On 8 September 2013, the literacy rate of Tripura was declared to be 94.65%, which is the highest among all states of India.


Data from 2011 census of India reveals that overall literacy rate in the State was 87.75 percent with male literacy rate of 92.18 percent and female literacy rate of 83.14 percent.


Tripura schools are run by the state government or by private organisations, including religious institutions. Instruction is mainly in English or Bengali, though Kokborok and other tribal languages are also used. The schools are affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE), the National Institute of Open School (NIOS) or the Tripura Board of Secondary Education. Under the 10+2+3 plan, after completing secondary school, students typically enroll for 2 years in a junior college, also known as pre-university, or in schools with a higher secondary facility affiliated with the Tripura Board of Secondary Education or any central board. Students choose from one of three streams, namely liberal arts, commerce or science. Upon completing the required coursework, students may enroll in general or professional degree programs.


According to Economic Review of Tripura 2010–11, Tripura has a total of 4,455 schools.

Different types of schools in the four districts
TypeWest TripuraNorth TripuraSouth TripuraDhalaiTotal
Primary/ Junior Basic 795 369 621 513 2,298
Middle/ Senior basic 432 244 349 249 1,274
High 234 94 156 49 533
Higher Secondary (+2) 172 63 87 28 350
Total 1633 770 1,213 839 4,455
Aggregate enrollment
Primary 394418
Middle 215680
High 113344
Higher secondary 44230
Total 767672

List of institutions of higher education in Tripura


  1. Tripura University (Central)
  2. Maharaja Bir Bikram University (State)
  3. ICFAI University, Tripura (Private)

Medical and Paramedical Institutes

  1. Agartala Government Medical College
  2. Tripura Medical College
  3. College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
  4. Tripura Institute of Paramedical Sciences
  5. Tripura College of Nursing
  6. Institute of Nursing Science

Other Professional Degree Institutes

  1. College of Agriculture, Tripura
  2. College of Fisheries, Tripura
  3. Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
  4. Regional College of Physical Education
  5. Tripura Government Law College
  6. Institute of Advance Studies in Education
  7. College of Teacher Education, Kumarghat
  8. Bhavan’s Tripura College of Teacher Education
  9. Holy Cross College of Teacher Education
  10. Sachin Deb Barman Memorial Government Music College
  11. Government College of Art & Craft, Tripura
  12. Tripura Tribal Folk Music College
  13. Tripura State Academy of Tribal Culture

Engineering and Polytechnic Institutes

  1. National Institute of Technology, Agartala
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala
  3. Tripura Institute of Technology
  4. Techno India, Agartala
  5. Women's Polytechnic
  6. Gomati District Polytechnic
  7. Dhalai District Polytechnic
  8. TTAADC Polytechnic Institute, Khumulwng
  9. North Tripura District Polytechnic
  10. National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology

General Degree Colleges

  1. Maharaja Bir Bikram College
  2. Women's College, Agartala
  3. Bir Bikram Memorial College
  4. Ramthakur College
  5. Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College
  6. Kabi Nazrul Mahavidyalaya
  7. Dasaratha Deb Memorial College
  8. Netaji Subhash Mahavidyalaya, Udaipur
  9. Michael Madhusudan Dutta College
  10. Ambedkar College
  11. Adwaita Malla Barman Smriti Mahavidyalaya
  12. Swami Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya
  13. Government Degree College, Kamalpur
  14. Government Degree College, Dharmanagar
  15. Government Degree College, Santirbazer
  16. Government Degree College, Longtarai Valley
  17. Government Degree College, Teliamura
  18. Government Degree College, Khumulwng
  19. Government Degree College, Kanchanpur
  20. Government Degree College, Gandacharra
  21. Rabindranath Thakur Mahavidyalaya, Bishalgarh
  22. Ramkrishna Mahavidyalaya
  23. Bhavan’s Tripura College of Science and Technology
  24. Holy Cross College
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