Married Women Pursuing Higher Education: A Sociological Study

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 09:05
Oral Presentation
Sumanth HIREMATH, Dept. of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi. Karnataka State., India

India being patriarchal society, men enjoy a superior status in all affairs in comparison to women. Most of the women feel, the only career for them is marriage and their predominant roles as wife and mother. After marriage, men manage to continue their study, but women cannot manage, as she has to look after the household affairs and their children. Consequently, women lack motivation and ambition towards higher education is easily destroyed. It is believed that, education provides knowledge and resources that hold potentials for social development, economic empowerment and for better livelihood in other streams of the society. Women’s involvement in continuing education or their interest in pursuing further education is not without its challenges. Hence, the need of study on the topic- ‘Married Women Pursuing Higher Education,’ is assumed great significance. In this regard, the study also seeks to make its contribution by examining the challenges faced by the married women in continuing higher education.

Objectives and Methodology of the Study:

  • To study the socio-economic, and educational background of the married women.
  • To know the problems faced and solutions adopted by the respondents.
  • To know the attitudes and aspirations of the respondents.

The study will be ‘Case Study Method’ and descriptive in nature with the help of primary and secondary data. In India, one of the largest university of Karnataka state is, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi (RCUB). The study will be limited to RCUB, its affiliated colleges (about 20) and 11 institutions which offer PG courses situated in Belagavi city only. The respondents to the study will be the married girls/women pursuing higher education in these institutions.