Gender Issues In Education


Education is the most important instrument for human resource development. Educating women, therefore, occupies top priority among various measures taken to improve the status of women in India. Women became more vocal, articulate and assertive after independence. Jawaharlal Nehru said, “You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.” He understood that higher education for women was the need of the hour. In 1950-51 there were nine women per hundred men pursuing higher education. In 1984-85 the situation improved to 28 women per hundred men.

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