Dr. Paras Jain, Dr. Rishu Agarwal, Roshni Billaiya, Jamuna Devi
In India, the status of the girl child has been a subject of much discussion, controversy and debate. From the start, girl children are seen as burdens rather than blessings, bearers of exorbitant dowries, who will eventually move into the homes of their husbands. There are some overwhelming cultural and economic reasons why female children are not receiving the same medical, emotional and educational attention as their male counterparts. The result is low literacy rate among women in rural areas. There has been increasing proportion of women, who are literate in just 20 years. Despite the improvements, there continues to be a large gap between the educational levels of men and women in rural India. Present study is focused on status, causes and recommendations for rural women education.