Unified District Information System for Education plus (UDISE+) Report

Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) report 2020-21 on school education of India was recently released.

About UDISE

  • Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) was initiated in 2012-13. It is one of the largest Management Information Systems on School Education.
  • It covers more than 15 lakh schools and more than 26.4 crore children. In this system, data was first filled in paper format and then manually entered into the computer. However, this system is prone to errors & misuse.

About UDISE+

  • UDISE+ is an updated version of UDISE, where the data from the schools is collected online and in real-time.
  • It is to overcome the issues present in the UDISE system such as errors in data and delays.
  • UDISE+ was developed by the Department of School Education and Literacy in 2018-19. In the UDISE+ system, improvements were made regarding data capture, data mapping, and verification of data.

UDISE+ report data

  • In 2020-21, 25.38 crore students enrolled in school education from primary to higher secondary. There is an increase of 28.32 lakh enrolments as compared to 2019-20.
  • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) has improved in 2020-21 at all levels of school education compared to 2019-20.
  • Teachers engaged in school education during 2020-21 stood at 96.96 lakh. There is an increase of 8800 teachers, compared to 2019-20.
  • 39.7 lakh students from private and government-aided schools shifted to government schools in 2020-21. This shows the impact of COVID-19 on education.

A detailed Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2020-21 report will soon be released by the Ministry of Education.

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