Purnia district is one of city in the Indian state of Bihar. Purnia district is a part of Purnia Division. Purnia is known for its uniquely designed organization, Ramakrishna Mission. Another attraction in the city of Purnia is the oldest temple of Mata Puran Devi.
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 Purnia district in Bihar, India and propose school strengthening programs