Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)
Women empowerment through education in Karnataka
Author(s): Dr. Paul D Madhale, Prof. Milka D Madhale, Jonathan Borges
Abstract: Women education in India can play a very important role in the development of the country. Education is milestone of women empowerment because it enables them to respond to the challenges, to confront their traditional role and change their life. The growth of women’s education in rural areas is very slow. This obviously means that still large women of our country are illiterate, the weak, backward and exploited.” Education of women is the most powerful tool of change of position in society. Education also brings a reduction in inequalities and functions as a means of improving their status within the family. Only literacy can help women to understand the Indian’s constitutional and legislative provisions that are made to strengthen them. To bring more girls, especially from marginalized families of BPL, in mainstream education, the government is providing a package of concessions in the form of providing free books, uniform, boarding and lodging, clothing for the hostilities midday meals, scholarships free circles and so on. Female literacy rate India e.g. 7.9% in 1951 and 54% in 2001 and 65.46% in 2011. Female literacy rate had an of 68.13% in Karnataka basis in 2011 while comparing literacy rate of female 11.26% increase in 2011 census is increase from 56.87 to 68.13.