Q. Consider the following statements regarding education of women in British India:
1.The Christian missionaries were the first to set up the Calcutta Female Juvenile Society.
2.The Bethune School, founded by J.E.D. Bethune in Calcutta in 1849 was the first fruit of the powerful movement for women’s education.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Christian missionaries were the first to set up the Calcutta Female Juvenile Society in 1819.

  • The Bethune School, founded by J.E.D. Bethune, president of the Council of Education in Calcutta in 1849 was the first fruit of the powerful movement for women’s education that arose in the 1840s and 1850s.
  • Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was associated with no less than 35 girls’ schools in Bengal and is considered one of the pioneers of women’s education.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT