Jamshedpur had the privilege of a knowledge community since its inception. Among those keenly interested in education was Mrs Keoke Monroe Perin, the wife of Charles Page Perin. To honour her memory the first school in Jamshedpur, the Mrs. Keoke Monroe Perin Memorial School(KMPM), was established in an erstwhile courthouse converted into a school in 1915. Today 350 plus schools in Jamshedpur manifest the emphasis on quality education. Jamshedpur enjoys one of the highestliteracy rates in the country.