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This study focuses on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's perspectives on Education and his conviction in the principles of education, unity, and struggle. Ambedkar recognised that education is the most effective tool to eradicate social oppression and empower marginalised individuals to achieve social advancement, economic improvement, and political liberation. Education played a crucial role as a prerequisite for societal reconstruction based on the principles of equality and justice. Upon examining the evolution of education within Indian society, it was seen that the entitlement to education was limited to individuals belonging to higher castes, both under the reign of Peshwa in Maharashtra and in the earlier era of the British Raj. He advocated for universal education, regardless of caste and gender. The individual expressed their involvement in the budgetary deliberation, asserting that education should be made accessible to all individuals.  The education department cannot be approached with a quid pro quo approach.


Education should be made more affordable by various means and to the maximum extent feasible.   He actively participated in the deliberation over the Bombay University Act and the Primary Education Amendment Bill, offering his perspectives on educational reform.  The individual established the People's Education Society and initiated educational institutions in Bombay and Aurangabad. He consistently emphasised to the government that it must ensure equal educational chances for all individuals, without any form of bias. However, he argued that boys and girls should receive distinct educational experiences. This paper aims to explore Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's perspectives on education, specifically focusing on the implementation of a uniform education system in India. 

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