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 tribe population is considered as most backward group of society prior to the British era. Literacy rates and standard of living of scheduled tribe population is very low compare to the other social groups. Literacy rate of scheduled tribe population in Goalpara district is comparatively higher than the other parts of India. The main objective of this paper to study the literacy pattern of scheduled tribe 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 tribe population of Goalpara district.