Madhya Pradesh

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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (MP) is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal, and the largest city is Indore. State day is observed on 1st November. It is nicknamed the "heart of India" due to its geographical location in India. Three sites in Madhya Pradesh have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986) including Devi Jagadambi temple, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989), and the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003).

Education Status

According to the Census 2011, Madhya Pradesh has a literacy rate of 70.63% (male literacy rate 80.53% and female literacy rate 60.62%).

According to the 2009–10 figures, the state had 105,592 primary schools, 6,352 high schools and 5,161 higher secondary schools. The state has 208 engineering & architecture colleges, 208 management institutes and 12 medical colleges. There are 500-degree colleges, which are affiliated with various universities of the state.