Magam

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Magam
Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°35′E / 34.08°N 74.58°E / 34.08; 74.58

Magam is a town located in the district Budgam in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an administrative Tehsil, and is known because of its presence on Gulmarg Highway. It is 11 kilometers from sub-district headquarters Beerwah and 20 kilometers away from Srinagar, the state's summer capital. The Idara Abu Fazal Abbas Islamic Library, opened in Magam in 1985, is the largest Islamic private library in Jammu and Kashmir. It has an average elevation of 1569 meters (5147 feet).[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, Magam had a population of 5,470, of which 18% is under 6 years of age. Magam has an average literacy rate of 51.22%, 27.28% lower than the national average of 78.5%. The male literacy rate in Magam is 57%, while the female rate is 42%.[1]

Education[edit]

Magam has three higher secondary schools: Government Boy's Higher Secondary Institute, Government Girls Higher Secondary Institute, and R.M.P. Higher Secondary Institute. At the secondary level, it has Green View Public High School, Alamdar Public School, Government middle school for boys and girls (separate) yagi pora, Raheislam Educational Organisation, The New Convent School (CBSE) and a primary school, Lucent international Institute.

These institutes offer teaching in the arts, science, and commerce streams. Government Degree College Magam was established in 2012. The college offers courses like BA, B.Com, and BBA. The College also hosts an IGNOU Study Centre (30026) where students get higher education through distance learning. A technical institute operates there. Himayat centres play a role in Magam to provide student internships.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Magam is well-connected with the State and District Highway roads; it is also connected by rail to Srinagar and Gulmarg. Mazhom railway station is located 2 kilometers from Magam. The town has a post office. Two bus stands provide transportation to adjoining areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.