The medium of instructions in the schools here is Bengali, but the English medium schools like the St. Xavier's, The Barlow Girls' High School, and A.C. Institution, Malda Zillah School (oldest in the Malda town and in the state as well) are some of the distinguished schools of Malda. Since the maximum of Malda is rural and the majority of population are the village folk, a bulk of people is afar the school system and only a few of the urban community come to schools, which is a hindrance for the all round educational development in Malda.
The education of Malda gets a boom with the physics department of the Malda College affiliated with the North Bengal University .The engineering college and the technical institutions mostly related to the computer professional training have induced the vocational education in Malda. However a long time proposal is in the table for the construction of a university and a medical college in the core of Malda to augment the educational prosperity in Malda.
Presently the Government has implemented several steps to bring majority under the school system so that educational development of Malda can be induced.