DISE school report cards get e-Governance award
February 12, 2010 

New Delhi: School report cards under District Information System for Education (DISE) jointly developed by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) New Delhi, and Department of School Education and Literacy, Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has been awarded the prestigious e-Governance 2009-10 national award under the category Special Sectoral Award - Focus Sector - Education.

The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions give the award every year.

The NUEPA has successfully developed school report cards of more than 1.30 million primary and upper primary schools, which are available online.

In addition to quantitative information, the report cards also provide qualitative information and a descriptive report about individual schools.

The report cards are produced to provide users comprehensive information on all the vital parameters, be it student, teacher or school related variables, yet concise, accurate information about each school in a standard format which is easy to understand and allows meaningful comparisons to be made among schools.

DISE developed by NUEPA under implementation in all the districts of the country is the monitoring tool of the government's flagship programme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). All the district elementary education plans under SSA are based on data generated through DISE annually.

According to an official press release, for the year 2008-09, 1.3 million schools have been covered under DISE received from 70,000 clusters, 7,000 blocks and 633 districts spread over 35 states and Union Territories of the country. A set of seven publications are being brought out by NUEPA every year all of which are based on the DISE Data.

The project covers both primary and upper primary schools of all the districts of the country.

DISE has eliminated the time lag in availability of educational statistics, which has come down drastically from 7-8 years to less than a year at the national and only a few months at the district and state levels. The MHRD and UNICEF support DISE at NUEPA.

A number of scholars from across the world are exclusively working on DISE data.


 February 16, 2009