UDISE+ Report – UPSC Prelims

  • Unified District Information on School Education(UDISE) is one of the largest Management Information Systems on school education.
  • Report released by Ministry of 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.
Key Findings of the Report:
Enrolment 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:
  • 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.
NOTE: Data can be used in answers / essay on Education.
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