In the year 2018-19, the UDISE+ method of online data collection from schools was organized to address concerns linked to manual data input in paper format and subsequent feeding at the block or district level, which was used in the UDISE data collection system from 2012-13. The latest publication is related to UDISE+ data for the reference year 2019-20.
The Ministry of Education launched the Unified District Information on School Education (UDISE) in 2012-13, combining the DISE for elementary education and the SEMIS for secondary education to create one of the largest management information systems for school education, with over 15 lakh schools, 85 lakh teachers, and 25 crore students covered.
The UDISE+ is a new and enhanced version of the UDISE.
Key Highlights of the Report
The research demonstrates an improvement in Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) at all levels of school education, as well as in pupil-teacher ratios and female enrollment. According to the UDISE+ report, in India's secondary schools, more males dropped out than girls in 2019-20.
Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) 2019-20
The Gross Enrollment Ratio at all levels of schooling increased in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19.
Gross Enrolment Ratio 2019-20
- Gross Enrolment Ratio increased to 89.7% (from 87.7%) at Upper Primary level,
- 8% (from 96.1%) at Elementary Level,
- 9% (from 76.9%) at Secondary Level and
- 4% (from 50.1%) at Higher Secondary Level in 2019-20 (from 2018-19)
Gross Enrolment Ratio of Girls
- Increased to 90.5% (from 88.5%) at Upper Primary level,
- 7% (from 96.7%) at Elementary Level,
- 8% (from 76.9%) at Secondary Level and
- 4% (from 50.8%) at Higher Secondary Level in 2019-20 (from 2018-19)
Enrolment of Divyang students
- Enrolment of Divyang students has increased by 6.52% over 2018-19.
Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR)
The Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) has improved at all levels of school education.
- In 2019-20, the PTR for primary has become 26.5, PTR for upper primary and secondary has become 18.5 and PTR for higher secondary has become 26.1.
- In 2019-20, the PTR for secondary has improved from 29.7 in 2012-13 to 18.5.
- In 2019-20, the PTR for higher secondary has improved from 39.2 in 2012-13 to 26.1.
- Only 22% of schools in India had Internet access during the academic year that ended with school closures due to COVID-19.
- In 2019-20, less than 12% of government schools had Internet access, and less than 30% had working computer labs.
- This had an impact on the types of digital education alternatives accessible to schools during the pandemic, as well as future plans for hybrid learning.
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