Delhi or Dilli is a lively city reflecting a perfect blend of modernization and traditional architectures. Being a capital city of the Republic of India, Delhi is the centre of Government’s legislature and judiciary systems.
It was 1992 when Delhi has been declared as a state under the national capital territory Act. However, the city has become the capital of Independent India in 1950.
Delhi is seen as one of the fastest growing cities in India. The city reflects two sides of the same coin i.e. Old Delhi and New Delhi. Being a Union Territory, Delhi has 11 districts, on which New Delhi is one of them. New Delhi is a reflection of modern India with having VVIPs buildings, legislative homes and diplomat zones whereas Old Delhi gives an incredible picture of traditional and historical values of India.
Spread over an area of 1483 Sq. Km and 216 Meters above sea level, the city shares its boundary with two states – Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Education in Delhi
Education is based on a three-tier model which includes primary schools, followed by secondary schools and tertiary education at universities or other institutes of the same level.
Education Department of the Government of Delhi is a premier body which looks into the educational affairs. The Right to Education (RTE) also describes that children from the age of 6 to 14 have to compulsorily be educated. 25% of the schools are also reserved for underprivileged children. Tertiary education is administrated by the Directorate of Higher Education.
Delhi has to its credit some of the premier institutions in India like the Indian Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology Delhi , the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, the Delhi Technological University, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, for accountancy education The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India set up by an Act of Parliament in 1949, University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, the National Law University, AJK, Mass Communication Research Centre under Jamia Millia Islamia University, Indian Statistical Institute and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
As per the 2011 census, Delhi has a literacy rate of 86.3% with 91.0% of males and 80.9% of females.