According to 2011 census of India, The literacy rate in Punjab is 75.84% which is better than national average of 73%. The total number of literates in Punjab is 1,87,07,137. The male literacy rate is 80.44% whereas the female literacy rate is 70.73%.
punjab has announced free education for girls from nursery PhD. This announcement was made by captain Amarinder singh. He said free textbooks will be provided to all students in government schools from the next academic session. Books will also be made available online from where students can download for free. Free Internet services to be provided to 48 government colleges and 13,000 primary schools.