HRD Ministry To Rank Over 1000 Kendriya Vidyalayas For The First Time

In a first of its kind initiative by the government, the Ministry of Human Resource Development will rank its over 1000 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV).

This move aims at improving the institutes through holding a competition among them, sources said. The outcome of the initiative, the process of which has started recently, will be declared in June next year, the source said.

The move will improve the state of Kendriya Vidyalayas all across the country. According to sources, inspection of schools would be done twice for the ranking which would be an annual exercise from next year.

With maximum 1,000 points, the KVs would be graded under four categories, with 80 per cent and above (excellent) under A category, 60-79.9 per cent (very good) in B category, 40- 59.9 per cent (Good) in C, and below 40 per cent (average) in D.

The report further adds that over 1000 KVs would be accessed under seven parameters including academic performance which will carry the highest weightage of 500 points, followed by school infrastructure (150 points) and school administration (120 points).

Other heads under which schools would be marked include finance (70 points), community participation (60 points), grace points (90 points) and overall observation by the inspectors (10 points).

Higher education institutes in the country are assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body funded by the University Grants Commission.

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are central government schools in the country instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Its one of the main objectives includes catering to the educational needs of children of transferable Central government staff including defence and para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education.

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