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Regional Disparity in the Levels of Educational Development in Uttar Dinajpur District of West Bengal, India


Jiyaul Hoque , Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University; Prof. S. Najmul Islam Hashmi, Professor, Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University


Development, Disparity, Composite Z-score


Education plays a crucial role in our life as well as in the stimulus of socio-economic development. The level of educational development has been examined with particular reference to educational facilities and educational status, which contribute significantly to the overall development of society. The primary purpose of the present study is to identify the inter- blocks disparities in the level of educational development in Uttar Dinajpur district and to find out the factors responsible for the growth of variation. In this study, secondary sources of data are used in terms of education. Data are collected from the district statistical handbook, Uttar Dinajpur, Census of India, 2011, and statistical abstract. To examine the educational development of each block of the district, the statistical technique Z-score and composite mean Z-score used. The study shows that the blocks of Uttar Dinajpur district marked a wide range of disparity in the level of educational development. Some blocks registered high developed, such as Chopra, Islampur, Kaliaganj, Itahar, due to overall literacy rates, and a number of schools and colleges. Whereas Goalpokhar-I and Hemtabad are medium developed. Least developed blocks are Goalpokhar-II, Raiganj, and Karandighi because of the least overall literacy rate, number school, and colleges. So, there is a need to reduce the disparities among the blocks of the district in respect of educational development by proper government attention and creating awareness in the region.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV8I10312
Published in: Volume : 8, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2020
Page(s): 77-81

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