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Schools to be linked through Internet

Over 10 lakh schools in India, both government and private, will be interlinked as part of the exercise.

education Updated: Jul 11, 2006 15:17 IST

The Internet will soon become the medium through which one can enter the classrooms of about 10 lakh schools in India.

Information regarding the state of the classroom, number of teachers and students, playing facilities as well as examination results will also be available online.

Not only government schools but even top private schools like Delhi Public School, RK Puram, Modern School, Bharakhamba Road and Doon School in Dehradun or Lawrence School in Kasaulli will be part of one of the biggest school interlinking exercise the country has ever undertaken.

Just about 50,000 schools are not covered under the programme. The National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NEIPA) will put report cards of over 10 lakh schools, for which it has collected data, on the Internet.

“There will be a report card on each school available. We will also provide different search options to compare schools on different parameters and facilities.

The data will be available on the Net within two months,” said a senior NEIPA official. The data is from 581 districts and has been compiled in an analytical report, Elementary Education in India, released by HRD minister Arjun Singh on Monday.

“Information from each school has been converted into a school report card for putting it on internet,” the official informed. While the exercise to collect data from schools started in 1994 with 42 districts, it is for the first time the information will be available for the citizens.

“The information available will be of September 2004 but soon we will try to update the information,” the official informed.