Education in the district has been improving gradually. However, the
literacy rate of Ambedkar Nagar is far behind the national average with
around 39.7%. Despite this, there are a lot of government and government
aided colleges at every level, beside private managed schools and
colleges. For higher
education, B.N.K.B.P.G.College for humanities streams and Ramabai
Government Post Graduate College (for women), Akbarpur, has the graduate
and post-graduate level programs in humanities, science and commerce
streams. It is located nearby the district headquarter. The other
government college, Alapur, provides various education courses for boys
and girls. There are government colleges for secondary education as well
as private colleges. S.P.S.Inter College, Mahavidyalay Larpur and
Chaudhari Hanuman Parshad Krishak Mahaviddayly Rudra Pur Bhagahi are
milestones in the field of education. The first law college of the
district is Rajesh Pandey College of Law. J.B.I.C.RAM NAGAR is also
helping to improve the education level.
Ambedkar Nagar is famous for Tanda Terracotta. The main business depends
on power looms and also farming. The district also has a thermal power
station belonging to the NTPC. Running on coal, this 440 megawatt plant
is extended to 1760 megawatt. There is also a cement manufacturing plant
belonging to the Jaypee Group (Jaypee Ayoudha Greeding). The district
has one sugar factory called the Akbarpur Sugar Mill, which is situated
near Mijhaura, about ten kilometres from the district headquarters. A
lots of rice mills are established in Akbarpur. There is a power and
distribution transformer manufacturing industry named Achal Electricals
situated on Dostpur road. The another tourist place is shivbaba where
lots of people come every Monday and Friday It's nice place to visit.
Shehzadpur at Akbarpur district headquarters was the birth place of the
Indian freedom fighter, socialist, and political leader Dr. Ram Manohar
Lohia (born on March 23, 1910). Shri Daya Nand Pandey from jahangir ganj
village awarded kirti chakra by president of India. Shalik Ram Shukla
founded the government degree college at Alapur, Fatehpur.
The village Sethwa near Jalalpur is said to be Sahitya Sadan (the home
of literature) as one of the most famous poets in the Hindi language of
the district reside there. His name is Satya Narayan Dwivedi "Shreesh".
In the year 2000, he received the state level Sahitya Bhushan Award. His
son Dr. Prakash Dwivedi is also a poet, claiming the "Naamit puraskaar"
in the year 1991.