International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Political Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Higher Education and Women Empowerment

Aparna Debnath

Abstract: In contemporary period women's empowerment is a burning issue all over the world. Women's empowerment is a multidimensional concept in nature. For empowering women education in general, higher education in particular, is strong foundation. Without education the attempt and drive for women's empowerment becomes fruitless end. Education helps women to enhance psychological makeup and temperament which breeds, in turn, strong personality and self confidence. Educating women does not mean technically educated them but it mean achievement of their qualitative change in thought and way of thinking, enhancement of their power to control over challenges of life they have faced in day to day life. Education can help women in changing mindset of them, raising their status in society and reducing dependency on male. Women empowerment may achieve its horizon if women are to be educated. The main objectives of this paper are, 1) To know the co-relation between higher education and women empowerment, 2) To examine the impact of higher education in women's thought and thinking level and level of rationality, 3) Try to focus on how transform women's mental makeup, confidence level and power to control over their life through higher education.

Keywords: Education, Psychological make up, changing thought and thinking, power to control, women empowerment

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,

Pages: 149 - 151

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