• P-ISSN 2277 - 5366 E-ISSN 2277 - 5374

Indian Journal of Education and Information Management


Indian Journal of Education and Information Management

Year: 2012, Volume: 1, Issue: 8, Pages: 361-367

Original Article

Socio-economic status of rural scheduled caste female students in higher education

Received Date:08 August 2012, Accepted Date:09 August 2012, Published Date:08 August 2012


The present study is concerned with Scheduled Caste (SC) female students in higher education and its major focus is on socioeconomic background. It is indeed difficult to point the social and educational status of women including untouchability throughout Indian history till the down of the independence on the canvas of a limited space. To analyzed the Socio-economic background of the SC female students in higher education. The area of the study has been confined to Tumkur town. The sample size of 250 students was drawn on the basis of simple random technique. The sample size was fixed in view of time and the availability of other resources. The major tool of collection of primary data has been the interview scheduled. The primary data collected from the students have been supplemented by relevant secondary data. Majority (98.80) of students are distributed in the younger or middle age group only a small 1.20 percent is in the older age group. Out of 250 respondents, the overwhelming majority (97.20) is unmarried and only a negligible 2.80 percent are a married. 234 (93.60%) respondents out of 250 belong to nuclear type families and a small 6.40 percent to extended families. Majority (60.40%) preferred Kannada as the medium of instructions for the present course. While more than one third (39.60%) preferred English. This study is basically exploratory in nature. As such it cannot make tall climes about the relevance it its findings. But the prime motive of the study is to SC women are institutional problems of the SCs including hour is to remodel or redesign our institutional arrangements.
Keywords: Scheduled Caste, Female Students, Higher education, Socio-economic status, Educational benefits.


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