Role Of Higher Eduction In Women Empowerment

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Preeti Sharma , Dr. Manju Sharma


Higher Education refers the education at the degree level and above. It also includes Professional Schools in the field of Medicine, Engineering, Business, Law, Music and Art and other institutions like Teachers Training School, Pure Science and Technological Institutions. Literacy alone cannot help women in self dependence but higher education helps women to become more capable. It is only higher education that makes them aware of their rights and duties and use their rights as per need. Higher Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence. It brings a reduction in inequalities and helps in improving their status within the family. Higher educational achievements of women can have ripple effects within the family and across generations.

 Presently the target of Higher Education is to provide women’s access to vocational, technical and professional education. There are many policies and programmes for the betterment of women. For this purpose there is need for identification of skills and occupations suitable for women

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