Accepted paper:

Right To Education Act and problems cum challenges regarding girls'/women's education In North Eastern State

Author:

Ananas Kumar (Azim Premji Institute for Learning and Development)

Paper short abstract:

Girls/Women education is of paramount importance for economic and social development. In India, Right to Education become a reality, to moves to provide education in North-East state, where it is miserable to say the least due to socioeconomic and geographical appearance in access and resources.

Paper long abstract:

Girls/Women education is of paramount importance for economic and social development of any country in the world. The dominance of the Girls/women education and the emergence of the concept of human resource development are most significant developments of 21st century. Though the year gone by 2010 in India, has seen the Right to Education (RTE) become a reality, to make the necessary moves to provide quality education in school, especially in North-East state, where the quality education is miserable to say the least due to socioeconomic, religious, familiar and geographical appearance. Girls/women of these states are facing bunch of problems regarding the access, quality and resources in education. In such situation the discipline of anthropology can play the very vital role to address complex tribal issues in India's Northeast region regarding raising sensitivity, removing social barriers, Inter sectoral convergence, powerful monitoring and emphasizing local priorities. It can also help in the area of teacher, student, curriculum, schools, poverty and malnutrition and socioeconomic areas by using "Look East" policy in all the area of education.

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Tribal situation in India's North-east: emerging issues and ongoing anthropological attention