What decision was taken by the British Empire in India in 1835 that has its effects felt to this day?
A. Handover of power from East India company to British Empire B. Defeat of French forces by East India Company C. Introduction of English as a medium of instruction in Indian schools D. Allowing Indians to travel abroad
English Language was formally introduced into the Indian constituency by T.B. Macaulay, in the Minutes of 1835. He mentioned the importance of learning in English Language by the native of India in his Minutes. He said there were primarily two objectives of learning in English Language.
First was to create a class of natives who despite their race, would be English in culture and be able to interpret between the rulers and the subjects. The second reason he gave was to create a demand for the European institutions. Although both the objectives were designed to serve the interest of the Masters, not of the subjects, but it provided the framework of formal English education to India which to a large extent is followed even today.