Ministry of Education will be releasing a detailed report on the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2020-21 on school education of India.
The UDISE+ system of online data collection from the schools was developed by the Department of School Education & Literacy in the year 2018-19 to overcome the issues related to the erstwhile practice of manual data filling in paper format and subsequent feeding on a computer at the block or district level in the UDISE data collection system since 2012-13.
In the UDISE+ system, improvements have been made particularly in the areas related to data capture, data mapping and data verification.
Students and Teachers in schools:
In 2020-21 total students enrolled in school education from primary to higher secondary stood at 25.38 crores. There is an increase of 28.32 lakh enrolments as compared to the 25.10 crore enrolment in 2019-20.
The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) which measure the general level of participation has improved in 2020-21 at all levels of school education compared to 2019-20. Level wise GER in 2020-21 as compared to 2019-20 are: 92.2% from 89.7% in upper primary, 99.1 % from 97.8% in elementary, 79.8% from 77.9% in secondary and 53.8% from 51.4% in higher secondary respectively.
96.96 lakh teachers are engaged in school education during 2020-21. This is higher by about 8800 in comparison with the number of teachers in school education in 2019-20.
In 2020-21 the Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR) stood at 26 for primary, 19 for upper primary, 18 for secondary and 26 for higher secondary showing an improvement since 2018-19. The PTR for primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary was 28, 20, 21, and 30
In 2020-21 over 12.2 crore girls are enrolled in primary to higher secondary showing an increase of 11.8 lakh girls compared to the enrolment of girls in 2019-20.
The number of non-teaching staff has also improved over the years. Total non-teaching staffs during 2020-21 stood at 15.8 lakh as compared to 12.37 lakhs in 2018-19. Among, the non-teaching staff, a number of accountants, library assistants, laboratory assistants, head clerks, LDC/UDC staff have grown from 5.79 lakh to 7.8 lakh by adding 2.05 lakh from 2018-19 to 2020-21.
Schools with functional electricity have made impressive progress during 2020-21 with a net addition of 57,799 schools providing electricity. Now 84% of the total schools have functional electricity facilities in comparison with 73.85% in 2018-19 showing a remarkable improvement of 10.15% during the period.
The percentage of schools with functional drinking water has increased to 95.2 % in 2020-21 from 93.7 % in 2019-20.
The percentage of the school with functional girls’ toilet facilities has increased to 93.91 % in 2020-21 in comparison with 93.2 % in 2019-20 by adding the facility in additional 11,933 schools during the year.
The percentage of schools with hand wash facilities has also improved during 2020-21 and now stands at 91.9 % as compared to 90.2 % in 2019-20.
The number of schools having functional computers increased to 6 lakh in 2020-21 from 5.5 lakh in 2019-20 showing an increase of 3 %. Now, 40% of the schools have functional computers.
The number of schools having internet facilities increased to 3.7 lakh in 2020-21 from 3.36 lakh in 2019-20 with an increase of 2.6%.
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on enrolment:
During 2020-21, 39.7 lakh students of government-aided, private school students, shifted to Government schools
Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.