n Commonwealth Youth and Development - Girls' education in India : present status and future challenges

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1727-7140



Using statistics from the 2001 census, the article provides an overview of the status of the education of girls in India. It explores the socio-economic importance of education, and offers reasons for low enrolment rates among girls. Attention is given to government efforts to improve enrolment rates, and successful campaigns are described. In conclusion, the author recommends measures to increase the enrolment and throughput rates of girls.

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