This study is an empirical research aimed at identifying the causes of violence against women in graduate schools in Mizoram, and its effect on higher education. The researcher adopted a mixed approach and used quantitative and qualitative methodologies to analyze the context, dynamics and practices implemented in Mizoram Graduate Schools to minimize violence against women. Four forms of abuse, namely physical, verbal, sexual and psychological violence against women, have been seen in various Mizoram degree colleges. Youth fashion, hostile family environment, pressure of examination, peer group, disabilities of women, influence of drugs and alcohol and computer gadgets are main causes of violence against women in Mizoram severely affecting women in higher education and academic achievement. The Government of India should take initiatives to reduce violence against women to improve higher education of women in Mizoram.

Author Biography

Professor Lokanath Mishra, Director, Faculty Development Centre, Mizoram University (A Central University), Aizawl, India. He is the coordinator of National Resource Centre of Educational Research (NRC) under the Government of India. He has published 80 research papers and 18 books in national and international Publishers. He is chief editor of the International Journal of Education and Research and International Journal of Peace Education and Development and a member of the editorial boards of a number of different journals.