Darbhanga is considered as the cultural capital of Bihar with its rich musical, folk-art and
literary traditions continuing from centuries.
The alarmingly high rate of illiteracy among the students at high school level, along with the
increasing number of drop outs, is reason enough to carefully explore the factors leading to such
results. This is essential for identifying and understanding the social groups that are more vulnerable
to dropouts, in order to improve the efficiency and reduce the wastage of education system. The
purpose of this study is to identify the factors that influence the drop out of students from schools,
with specific reference to the Darbhanga district in Bihar, India and propose school strengthening