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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 8, Part C (2018)

Women’s education in rural Bihar: A case study

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha
Education plays a vital role in economic and social development and it is essential for the all-around development of an individual. Education manifests itself in many ways like cognitive thinking, affirmative thought system etc. It brings well-being to the society.
Education of women is vital not only on grounds of social justice but also because it accelerates social transformation. Level of literacy and educational attainment are important indicators of development of any given society and we cannot exclude rural women in the development of any society as they equally contribute to the progress of the society and largely to the economy.
The last decade in Bihar (2004-14) has seen an exceptional development in education. Efforts by the Government of Bihar to increase accessibility to educational facilities in the state are showing signs of positive change. The improvement of Female Literacy Rate in Bihar during 2001-11 (20 percentage points) was the highest, achieved by any state in India during that period.
Although the growing literacy rates are showing some positive results, still literacy cannot be considered as the only sign of an educated society. On the other hand education rate in Bihar is characterized by wide gaps between the urban and rural woman (Urban female literacy is 72.6% & Rural female literacy is 49.6%) as well as in between the male and female population.
The purpose of this paper is to focus on the current status of women education level of rural Bihar and this paper will also highlight the various issues and challenges associated with. The ultimate purpose of this paper is to demonstrate some measures to deal with all these barriers.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha. Women’s education in rural Bihar: A case study. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(8):184-188.
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