Uttarakhand has been the centre of education from the ancient time. Workplace of Dronacharya and composition of Meghdoot by Kalidas indicates this. Some of the best educational institutes of India are located in Uttarakhand. Dehradun, Nainital and Mussoorie are still the preferred choices when it comes to school education. These 3 cities are the home of various ancient and heritage schools in the country some of which have been running since British period.
Education in the state of Uttarakhand has a sound background, right from the inception of the state department of education is running ahead and getting shape gradually.