Type of Education

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Type of Education

Formal Education:

Formal education is generally imported in well organized institutions like school, college other research institutions or specially organized school. These institutions have definite procedure of work and are generally governed by various rules and regulations.

Informal Education:

In this type of education there is no definite course of procedure no rules and regulations. E.g. education given by parent, extension education.

Difference between Formal and Informal Education:





There are definite rules and regulations and generally they are in written form. Disobeying of this result to severe consequences.

There are no rules and regulations and hence the question of disobeying does not arise.


There is definite time and fixed place for teaching. The procedure of teaching is also fixed.

It can be given at any time. No fix procedure for teaching.


There is fix syllabus about the subject matter.

There is no fix syllabus.


The level of educational qualifications, experience and age of learner is almost same

There is considerable difference in the level of age, experience and educational qualification.


In a village generally primary school acts as an educational institution. The basic knowledge like reading, writing, arithmetic etc. is imparted to rural children in school.

At present primary education in the villages is looked after by the Zilla Parishad.

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