Bridging Gender Gap In India's Education System May Not Be Enough; What More Needs To Be Done

By - 22 September 2022


22 September 2022

From independence till now, we’ve come a long way in bridging the gender gap in education. In terms of the ratio in primary (classes I-V) school enrolment, there are now 1.02 girls for every boy, from 0.41 girls in 1950-51. In upper primary (classes VI-VIII), there are 1.01 girls per boy. The literacy rate for females has gone from 8.9 per cent at the time of the first census in 1951 to 65.8 per cent in 2018. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index 2022, India ranked first in enrolment in primary education.

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