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Education Ministry Shortlists 9,000 Schools for The PM SHRI Scheme

According to officials, the Ministry of Education has shortlisted approximately 9,000 schools nationwide for its flagship Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI).

Yash Saxena
9,000 Schools  Shortlisted for The PM SHRI Scheme By Education Ministry
9,000 Schools Shortlisted for The PM SHRI Scheme By Education Ministry

Over 2.5 lakh government schools, including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, were eligible to apply for the tag, and the institutions were chosen from them.

Officials told media that they were evaluated based on six broad parameters: curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment; access and infrastructure; human resources - leadership; inclusive practices and gender equity; management, monitoring, and governance; and beneficiary satisfaction."We have approximately 9000 schools on our shortlist." "We are very pleased with them and will announce the names of the schools very soon," said a senior MoE official.

PM SHRI school is a new centrally sponsored scheme that aims to develop over 14500 schools across the country by strengthening select existing schools managed by all levels of government.

The PM SHRI schools will strive to provide quality instruction for students' cognitive development and to create and nurture holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with critical 21st-century skills. Seven states, however, have yet to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Education Ministry to upgrade their schools under the PM-SHRI scheme, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on September 5 last year.

"The Centre has urged officials in seven states and UTs, primarily Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Jharkhand, to come forward and adopt the scheme in order to ensure quality education for all students."

"In a letter to these concerned states and UTs, the Education Minister stated that effective implementation of this scheme will enable the depiction of all components of the NEP to ensure quality education for our students and enable these PM SHRI schools to represent as exemplary schools for quality education in the country," an official said.

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