Lord Macaulay’s minutes of 1836 became very historic in the history of modern education India. Macaulay rejected all claims of orientalists and vernacularists for Indian education. He ridiculed Indian literature and learning. He solely emphasized on learning of English and English literature and British history. For higher education he was totally in favour of English as a medium of instruction. It seems as if Macaulay is still alive in India.
The woods Despatch of 1854 opened a way for governmental participation in the work of public education. Woods recommendations enabled private agencies working in the field of education to get government’s funds for the development of education.
The British administration in India was very much alive to the needs of education of the Indians. For finding out the kind of education Indians needed, a commission by the name of Hunters Commission on Indian education was appointed in 1883. The Commission made recommendations to provide technical education to Indian children to develop skills among them. Had the Indian authorities implemented the recommendations of the Commission in letter and spirit, the shape of Indian education would have drastically changed to suit the needs of Indian society.
The reforms in Indian Higher Education were initiated by Lord Curzon. The expansion of universities in India got a great momentum during the tenure of Lord Curzon as viceroy of India. Lord Curzon took keen interest in bringing all round reforms in university education. The governance of universities was improved and the academic.