Education Ministry Selects 9,000 Schools for PM SHRI Scheme
PM SHRI Scheme
According to officials, the Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI) programme, which is the ministry’s flagship initiative, has selected approximately 9,000 schools from throughout the nation. Almost 2.5 lakh government schools, including Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, which were deemed qualified to apply for the tag, were used to choose the institutions.
Six main criteria were used to evaluate them: curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, infrastructure, leadership in human resources, inclusive practises, gender equity, management, monitoring, and governance, and beneficiary satisfaction.
“We have shortlisted roughly 9000 schools. We are very satisfied with them and will be making an announcement regarding the names of the schools very soon,” said a senior MoE official. PM SHRI School is a brand-new centrally funded initiative that seeks to boost a limited number of currently run by all types of governments schools in order to establish more than 14500 schools nationwide. The PM SHRI schools will work to provide high-quality instruction for students’ cognitive growth as well as to build and nurture whole, well-rounded people with essential 21st-century skills.
To upgrade their schools under the PM-SHRI programme, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on September 5 of last year, seven states have yet to sign Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Education Ministry. The authorities in seven states and UTs, primarily those in Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Jharkhand, have been contacted by the centre, who has urged them to step forward and adopt the programme in order to guarantee quality education for all students.
“The Education Minister has pointed out that effective implementation of this scheme will enable the depiction of all components of 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,” the official said. “He has written to these concerned states and UTs.”