Haryana has a network of educational institutions. While a primary school is available within in radius
of one kilometer, middle level education facilities are available with in a radius of 1.87 kilometers and high
schools are available with in a radius of 2.1 kilometers. There were 11,013 Primary Schools, 1,918 Middle
Schools, 3,023 High Schools and 1,301 Senior secondary schools functioning during 2001-2002 in the State.
Presently, there are four Universities and 214 Colleges with 161 Colleges of general education and 53
institutions exclusively for women in the State.
Universities: The Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU) at Rohtak,
Kurukshetra University at Kurukshetra and Guru Jambheshwar University
at Hissar are exclusively for the promotion of technical education and
management studies in
Haryana. The Chaudhary Charan Singh Agriculture University (HAU) at Hissar
being one of the biggest agriculture university in Asia is dedicated to agricultural education, research and
development. The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI),
Karnal has been upgraded to the status of 'deemed university'.
NDRI provides excellent education in the field of dairy science and technology.
The distribution of total enrolment in colleges category-wise was Arts and Science colleges 91. 04 percent,
Teacher Training colleges 1.11 percent, Medical Colleges 1.66 percent,
Agriculture colleges 1.00 percent, Engineering Colleges 3.20 percent,
Veterinary colleges 0.33 percent. Physical education Colleges 0.59 percent and Oriental College 1.47 percent
during the year 1998. The 10+2 education system consists of two components i.e. vocational and general
education. The vocational program was introduced in 1983-84 in 24 institutions. Their number rose to 118 with
seating capacity of 15440 in 1998-99. The enrolment in these institutions was 16982 students in 1999-2000. In
the year 2001-2002 Haryana's literacy rate stands at 68.59 % with males at 79.25 % and females at 56.31 %.
Stress is being laid on the promotion of primary education so as to check the drop-out rate at lower level. A
number of incentives are also given to the students to attract them to the educational institutes.
Haryana’s main concern is to tackle the problem of illiteracy among its female population. The importance of
education among girls and its over all impact on the welfare of children and community as a whole cannot be
over ruled. Concessions and incentives for girls especially those belonging to backward/ EWS and scheduled
castes have gone a long way in promoting female education. Scheduled Caste/ EWS girls in primary, middle and
high classes are being provided with free uniforms. Scheduled Caste/EWS students are provided grants for books
and stationery articles and are awarded scholarships and reimbursement of tuition fees. The
Haryana Government is providing free education to the women up to
graduation level and also in technical institutes.
In the year 2001-2002, Haryana had 30 Engineering Colleges, 29 Polytechnics, 12 MBA Colleges, 18 MCA Colleges,
3 B. Pharmacy Colleges, 76 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and 116 Vocational educational institutes.
Haryana also has three flying clubs, one each at Karnal, Hissar and
Pinjore, where flying is taught, and from where private pilot license (PPL) can be obtained.