In a world based on science and technology; it is the education that determines the level of prosperity, welfare and security of the people. The Department of Education , Bihar has been working hard with the stated goals of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) declared in Millennium Development Goals. Although, the literacy rate has increased over the year but it is not up to the mark. Still Bihar has got the lowest literacy rate of 63.82%. Keeping deep concern on this issue, the Department of Education , Bihar has been working continuously to improve the literacy rate.

In a way to achieve the ultimate goal of 100% literacy with quality education, the Department of Education , Bihar has initiated different schemes and motivational programs. The goals are as follows :

  • Raise the literacy rate in a saturated condition;
  • Decrease female illiteracy;
  • Completion of primary education;
  • Improve quality of education;
  • Achieve appropriate student-teacher ratio, i.e. 58:1, with quality of teaching;
  • Bring back the drop out children;
  • Provide educational infrastructure;
  • Proper monitoring to discover corruption in welfare schemes;
  • Synchronize session;
  • Providing sufficient number of schools so that students don’t have to travel long;
  • Emphasize vocational education;
  • Promoting career oriented approach in education;
  • Motivate students to opt the field of their choice;
  • Provide greater opportunities of access to higher education with equity to all the eligible persons and in particular to the vulnerable sections;
  • To remove the present imbalances, extend access by supporting existing institutions, establishing new institutions, supporting government and non-government organizations, civil society to supplement public efforts;
  • Initiate policies and programs for strengthening research and innovations and encourage institutions – public or private - to engage in extending the boundaries of knowledge;
  • Promote the quality of higher education by investing in infrastructure and faculty, promoting academic reforms, improving governance and institutional restructuring towards the inclusion of the yet deprived communities;