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UDISE+ 2019-20 Report

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  • July 6, 2021
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UDISE+ 2019-20 Report

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Education

In news

  • Recently, the Union Education Minister released the Report on United Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2019-20 for School Education in India.

What are the key findings of the Report (2019-20)?

Total Student Strength Pre-primary to Higher secondary
  • Total Student Strength in this category has crosses 26.45 crore
  • This is higher by 42.3 lakh compared to 2018-19.
Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) GER at all levels of school education has improved in 2019 20 compared to 2018-19

  • Upper Primary level- 89.7% (earlier 87.7%)
  • Elementary Level- 97.8% (earlier 96.1%)
  • Secondary Level – 77.9% (earlier 76.9%) 
  • Higher Secondary Level- 51.4% (earlier 50.1%)

 Earlier = 2018-19 data

Teacher Strength
  • In 2019-20, 96.87 lakh teachers have been engaged in school education. 
  • This is higher by about 2.57 lakh compared to 2018-19.
Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR)  PTR has improved at all levels of school education.

  • PTR for primary is 26.5 (earlier 2012-13)
  • PTR for upper primary is 18.5 (earlier 2012-13)
  • PTR for secondary is 18.5 (earlier 2012-13)
  • PTR for higher secondary is 26.1 (earlier 39.2)

Earlier = 2012-13 data

Enrolment of girls
  • In 2019-20, enrolment of girls from primary to higher secondary is more than 12.08 crore. This is an increase by 14.08 lakh compared to 2018-19.

GER of girls in 2019-20 at 

  • Upper Primary level is 90.5% (from 88.5%), 
  • Elementary Level in 98.7% (from 96.7%)
  • Secondary Level 77.8% (from 76.9%) 
  • Higher Secondary Level is 52.4% (from 50.8%)

(from 2018-19).

Inclusivity
  • Enrolment of Divyang students has increased by 6.52% over 2018-19.
  • Between 2012-13 and 2019-20, the Gender Parity Index (GPI) at both Secondary and Higher Secondary levels have improved
Infrastructural Facilities
  • More than 80% (schools in India in 2019-20 had functional electricity (73% in 2018-19) 
  • Number of schools having functional computers increased to 5.2 lakh in 2019-20 from 4.7 lakh in 2018-19.
  • Number of schools having internet facility increased to 3.36 lakh in 2019-20 from 2.9 lakh in 2018-19.
  • More than 90% schools in India had handwash facility in 2019-20 (only 36.3% in 2012-13)
  • More than 84% schools in India had a library/reading room/ reading corner in 2019-20, an improvement of nearly 4% compared to the previous year

What are Some Important Government Initiatives for promoting Education?

Source: PIB

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