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Many Muslim countries including Pakistan tried to promote the literacy level of their people. Post independent India has been implementing various schemes to promote the literacy level in the country, but still the dropout persists. Particularly among the Muslim children it is increasing by an alarming rate due to their social and cultural phenomenon. With this background a study is undertaken among the Muslim children living in the Nilgiris district to find out their socio-demographic characteristics and analyse the causes for their dropout.


Dropout, Education, Muslim Children, School Children.
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