Women’s access to education has been recognized as a fundamental right, and increasing girls’ education is a central policy aims of the international development community most developing country governments. Gender equality in education is a critical element of the Millennium Development Gols. This international commitment is, in part, founded on a large Literature that establishes the positive effects of women’s education on a broad range of development outcomes, from reductions in fertility and child mortality to increased productivity and economic growth (World Bank 2001). However, while the benefits of educating girls and women for societies, in general, and their families, more specifically, are well-understood, the for education serving as a catalyst in reducing gender inequality, or benefiting women themselves, is less clearly established . It is often assumed that education enhances women’s wellbeing and gives, and improved opportunities support for this assumption is well known.
 Asst. Professor, Department of Education, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur. Karnataka.