The word education has a very wide connotation. It is difficult to define education in a single statement. Education is an activity which encompasses the various facets of human life. It is as old as human beings are. Education plays an important role in moulding the character and personality of an individual. In the social sense education is the means by which society transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another. Different Educationists and Philosophers have understood and explained education differently according to their philosophy of life. But all agree to one thing that it illuminates the mind and enables us to think rationally and realize our innate abilities.