Average literacy rate of Dehradun in 2011 were 84.25 compared to 78.98 of 2001. If things are looked out at gender wise, male and female literacy were 89.40 and 78.54 respectively. For 2001 census, same figures stood at 85.87 and 71.20 in Dehradun District. Total literate in Dehradun District were 1,259,506 of which male and female were 702,216 and 557,290 respectively. In 2001, Dehradun District had 876,441 in its district.