When the idea of boycott assumed a wider meaning it also included education. That is to say it included boycott of foreign education and the course of study prescribed by the foreigners.
As an alternative to that a new indigenous education system was chalked out by Satishchandra Mukherjee. The Dawn Society was established by him in 1902.
This was how the national education movement had begun. This movement was given a practical shape by the foundation of the National Council of Education in 1905.
From Bengal the national education movement spread to other parts of the country. The Andhra National Council of Education established at Masulipattam testifies the extension of the idea of national education.