What is the News?
The Union Education Minister has released the report on United Information System for Education Plus(UDISE+) 2019-20 for School Education in India.
- Unified District Information on School Education(UDISE) is one of the largest Management Information Systems on school education.
- UDISE was initiated in 2012-13 by the Ministry of Education by integrating DISE for elementary education and SEMIS for secondary education.
- Purpose: It helps measure the education parameters from classes 1 to 12 in government and private schools across India.
- UDISE+ is an updated and improved version of UDISE. It was developed in the year 2018-19 to speed up data entry, reduce errors, improve data quality and ease its verification.
- The present publication relates to the data for the reference year 2019-20.
Key Findings of the Report:
Enrollment in Schools:
- Gross Enrolment Ratio at all levels of school education has improved in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19.
- The GER is at 98% for students of Classes 1-8. For secondary and senior secondary students, GER stood at 78% and 51% respectively.
- Pupil-Teacher Ratio(PTR) has also improved at all levels of school education.
- The enrolment of girls increased at all levels of school education in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19. The increase was highest in the pre-primary level.
- Between 2012-13 and 2019-20, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) at both Secondary and Higher Secondary levels have also improved.
Facilities in Schools:
- More than 80% of schools in India in 2019-20 had functional electricity. This is an improvement of more than 6% over the previous year 2018-19.
- The number of schools having functional computers increased to 5.2 lakh in 2019-20 from 4.7 lakh in 2018-19.
- The number of schools having internet facilities increased to 3.36 lakh in 2019-20 from 2.9 lakh in 2018-19.
- More than 90% of schools in India had hand wash facilities in 2019-20. This is a major improvement as this percentage was only 36.3% in 2012-13.
- More than 83% of schools had electricity in 2019-20, an improvement of almost 7% over the previous year, 2018-19. In 2012-13, about 54.6% of schools had electricity.
- More than 82% of schools conducted medical check-ups of students in 2019-20, an increase of more than 4% compared to the previous year 2018-19.