Education is the ladder for the underprivileged to improve not only their economic but also their social status. Hence every possible opportunity is provided to the children to avail of formal or non formal education. Children are admitted to private or municipal schools in English, Hindi or Marathi medium based on their past studies and also on their aptitude. Those whose age is significantly more than the class that they are studying in or those who have great difficulty in one or two subjects in regular school, often opt to directly appear for their Xth standard through the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) system. Children who do well in their Xth are allowed to pursue higher education. Others opt for technical or skill based training to help them to get jobs.