Gandhiji went to
schools in Rajkot near Porbandar. He was
an average student. He studied at high
school but his attendance and marks were not high. He fell ill and stayed home during a long time. He lost a year at school due to his
marriage. He passed matriculation in 1887
with just 40% marks. He joined a college
in Bhavnagar state. But he was home sick
and did not fare well. He discontinued
his studies there. Gandhiji studied the
usual subjects of mathemetics,geometry, Gujarati, English, and sciences.
was the most educated in his family. His
uncle and well wishers wanted him to study law in England and become a Diwan
with the government. He left for England
in spite of warnings of being outcast in the society for crossing the
seas. He faced difficulties in England
regarding food. He could not adopt
himself to the English customs. He was strict
vegetarian, maintained Brahmacharya, did not smoke, or drink. He kept his promise to his mother. He was influenced by Bhagawad Gita, Budhha,
Hindu culture and theosophical society.
He became a barrister at law in England and returned to India. He was unable to practice in the courts, as
his psychology was more moral based and not for earning food by any means. His education was in the real life through practicing the principles he read.
education was not the degrees he studied at institutions. He learned through experiences and evolved
himself to great heights by establishing principles and following them. Those were suited to the need of the hour.