|British Government started modern education in India. In this regard which among the following statements are correct?|
|1. On the basis of Macaulay's minute of 1835, Bentinck ruled that all funds appropriated for purpose of education would be best employed on English education alone.|
|2. The English East India Company showed very little interest in the education.|
|3. In 1844, Lord Hardinge I decided to give government employment to Indians educated in English schools.|
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.|
A) 1 and 2
B) 2 and 3
C) 1 and 3
D) All of these
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] On the basis of Macaulay's minute of 1835, William Bentinck's Government on 7th March, 1835, proclaimed English as India's official language. Before this, The English East India Company showed very little interest in the education. The only two minor exception being (1) Calcutta, Madrasaset up by Warren Hastings in 1781 and (2) Sanskrit College at Varanasi by Jonathan Duncan in 1792. In 1844, Lord Hardinge I decided to introduce government employment for Indians educated in English schools. The success of English education was thus assured.
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