IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Literacy is a determinant of Social, economic, cultural and political development of an area. Literacy eradicates poverty and unemployment, generates employment, economic growth, international relationship, improves social status and standard of living among the social groups. Among the social groups scheduled caste population is considered as most backward group of society prior to the British era. Literacy rates and standard of living of scheduled caste population is very low compare to the other social groups. Goalpara district is not exceptional to this. Literacy rate of scheduled caste population in Goalpara district is quite lower compare to other caste. The main objective of this paper to study the literacy pattern of scheduled caste population of Goalpara district. This study is based on secondary data and comparative statistical method. An attempt has been made in this paper to study the variation of literacy pattern among scheduled caste population of Goalpara district.