A comprehensive list of Commissions set up by British Government in India for enquiring into different matters and submitting a report thereof. These Commissions were aimed at educational matters, famines, currency, sedation, army, agriculture, relation of British crown with indian state etc. This list will help you in keeping a separate view on commisions in a chronological order.
1854 : Charles Wood Despatch
The aim of Wood Despatch - to providing European knowledge (information about western culture) to Indians. Creation of public servants from India. Developing practical, vocational skills and intellectual development.
1882 : Hunter Commission
This commission was set up to review the effect of Wood Despatch on education in India at that time. It oversight the ignorance of primary and secondary education in India. It suggest to improve Primary education and development of Secondary education.It specially focused on Primary Education.
1902 : Raleigh Commission (University Commission)
This commission was intended to make recommendations for reforms of Universities of India.The recommendations enacted by Curzon as Indian University Act, 1904.
1917 : Sadler Commission (Calcutta University Commission )
Primarily this commission was set up to review the conditions of Calcutta University (also focused on other field). The main objectives of this commission was to improve the University Education by separating Secondary Education from the University Education.
1929 : Hartog Commission
Inspite of remarkable steps taken for education, the condition was not satisfactory. Increase in number of educational institution led to the deterioration of quality of education. Hartog committee was set up to observe the development of education .Recommendations-
1944 : Sargent Plan
The goal of the Sargent plan was the reorganization of the entire education system of India. The commission under the chairmanship of the John Sargent submitted its report to the Central Advisory Board of Education CABE in (1944).This scheme of post war educational development was mainly focused on the quality enhancement of higher education (ie. university system).
1866 : Campbell Commission
1880 : Stratchy Commission (Famine Commission)
1897 : Lyall Commission(Famine Commission)
1901 : Mac Donnell Commission (Famine Commission)
1886 : Mansfield Commission
1898 : Fowler Commission
1919 : Babington Smith Commission
1926 : Hilton Young Commission
1901 : Scott-Moncrieff Commission (Irrigation)
1902 : Fraser Commission (Police Reforms)
1919 : Hunter Commission (Punjab Disturbances)
1927 : Butler Commission (Indian States relation with British Crown)
1929 : Whitelay Commission (Labour)
1935 : Sapru Commission (Unemployment)
1939 : Chalfield Commission (Army)
1940 : Floud Commission (Tenecy in Bengal)
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