The Jharkhand School Education and Literacy and Information Technology departments have jointly developed E-Vidya Vahini — a new software for real time monitoring of government schools in the state.
“All 40,000 government schools across the state will be linked with the software. School authorities will have to feed in details of admission, attendance of students and teachers and details of mid-day meal consumption.
This apart, teachers will also have to feed in marks of students obtained in every test,” said Aradhana Patnaik, Secretary, Education Department.
Training on how to operate the software, which is expected to improve quality of education in Jharkhand, will be given at the district level after Diwali.
The software will be installed in schools across the state by January 2017. “Initially, the software will be introduced in all the 203 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalyas and those schools which have computer and proper internet connectivity,” Patnaik said.
Schools with no computers will be provided with tabs. “The department will be bearing the cost for the tabs. We are working on the budget now,” the official added.
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The schools are also being graded by the education department into four categories, depending on education quality, infrastructure, activeness of school management committees and other factors.