Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: June 5, 20212021-06-05T12:11:51+05:30 2021-06-05T12:11:51+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS What was William Adams report? What was William Adams report? general Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rajnish Optimist 146 Questions 256 Answers 236 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Rajnish Optimist 2021-09-14T15:21:00+05:30Added an answer on September 14, 2021 at 3:21 pm In the 1830s, William Adam, a Scottish missionary, toured the districts of Bengal and Bihar. He had been asked by the Company to report on the progress of education in vernacular schools. He created a report known as William Adams report. William Adams report 1830: Adam found that there were over 1 lakh pathshalas in Bengal and Bihar. These institutions were set up by wealthy people, or the local community. The system of education was flexible. There were no fixed fees, no printed books, no separate school buildings, etc. Classes were often held under trees or in temples. The fee depended on the income of parents. Adam discovered that this flexible system was suited to local needs. For instance, classes were not held during harvest time where rural children often worked in the fields. Adam’s inquiries provide a fair picture of the indigenous system of education as it existed at the beginning of the 19th century. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Select as best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is E-Waste? Describe Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).