The aim of adult education is to offer extended education to interested adults who have exceeded the age of formal education but are now interested in continuing their learning in order to acquire a skill, achieve equivalency, complete literacy or basic education. Although the Indian constitution does not permit it, the cultural bias in many places prevents girls from having the same right to education as boys. A suggested solution is a comprehensive education for both genders. Awareness, and availing of existing government schemes for the underprivileged are long term solutions. Addressing specific needs of a village in a timely manner offers short term solutions.
For e.g. in Gujarat, the young adult girls, who were not allowed to go to the neighboring village to attend high school were enrolled in NIOS (National institute of Open Schooling) and given special tutoring to take the exam in March. All except one of the girls passed the exam with high marks. One woman, who had stopped her education after eighth grade eight years ago, now married with a child, took the exam and scored 88.8% marks.