Q. The famous “Woods Dispatch” is related to which of the following?

[A] Revenue

[B] Judiciary

[C] Education

[D] Public Health

Answer: C

Explanation: The Educational Dispatch of Charles Wood (1854) outlined a comprehensive scheme of education-primary, secondary, collegiate.

  • Departments of Public Instruction and a university for each of the three Presidencies were organized for the purpose.
  • University of Madras was established under this plan (1857), along with universities in Bombay and Calcutta.
  • Dalhousie modified the policy of Macaulay by encouraging educational institutions in vernaculars too.
  • He also agreed to the principle of grants-in-aid to private effort, irrespective of caste or creed.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT