KVS Schools in Tamilnadu
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1826
ANSWERED ON: 02.03.2020
Kendriya Vidyalaya in Tamil Nadu
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S. Jothimani Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government proposes to construct a Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) school in the Karur parliamentary constituency;
(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) the reasons for the non-existence of a KV in the entire Karur district of Tamil Nadu;
(d) the details of the steps taken by the Government to improve the educational infrastructure and facilities at schools and colleges in Karur;
(e) the list of KV schools currently in operation and proposed to be built, Statewise; and
(f) the measures taken/proposed to be taken by the Government to improve the quality of education provided in public schools?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ‘NISHANK’)
(a) to (c) Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are opened primarily to cater to the educational needs of the wards of transferable Central Government Employees including Defence personnel by providing a common programme of education. Proposals for opening of new KVs are considered only if sponsored by Ministries or Departments of the Government of India/State Governments / Union Territories Administrations thereby committing resources for setting up a new KV as well as the availability of necessary sanction of the Government. The proposals received from various sponsoring authorities for opening of new KVs also have to compete among other proposals under the “Challenge Method”.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has informed that it has not received any proposal, in the prescribed performae from the State Government of Tamil Nadu for opening of a new KV in Karur Parliamentary Constituency and Karur district as well.
(d) The Department of School Education and Literacy has launched an Integrated Scheme for School Education – Samagra Shiksha which subsumes three erstwhile Centrally Sponsored Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha bhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education from 1st April, 2018.
Samagra Shiksha focuses inter-alia on improvement in school infrastructure in all States and Union Territories by providing support for various interventions like upgradation of schools, strengthening of infrastructure of existing school and provision of composite school grant to every school for providing a conducive learning environment.
For infrastructure development in the higher educational institutions including Central Universities, the Central Government has set up Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) on 31/05/2017 for mobilizing extra budgetary resources for building crucial infrastructure in the higher educational institutions including Central University. Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Unchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), one institution viz. Government Arts College, Thanthonimalai, Karur has been approved for funding under the components of infrastructure grants to colleges with a unit cost of Rs. 2 crores and enhancing quality and excellence in select Autonomous colleges with a unit cost of Rs. 5 crores.
(e) As on date, 283 KVs are running in the temporary infrastructure provided by various sponsoring authorities. The State / UT-wise details are annexed.
(f) The Central Government has taken several initiatives to improve the quality of education provided in public schools and to ensure mastering of competencies:-
(i) In order to focus on ensuring competencies, the Central rules to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 have been amended to include reference on class-wise, subject-wise Learning Outcomes, which have, accordingly, been finalized and shared with all States and UTs.
(ii) The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has conducted National Achievement Survey (NAS) based on these learning outcomes for Classes III, V and VIII on 13th November, 2017 to enable States/UTs to identify gaps in learning outcomes at district level and design strategies to address those gaps. Similarly, NAS for Class X was conducted on 5th February, 2018.
(iii) Under Samagra Shiksha, funds are given to all States and UTs for strengthening of infrastructure and provision of other facilities in schools to ensure that all schools meet the prescribed norms, besides other interventions to improve the quality of education such as training of in-service teachers, headmasters and principals, remedial teaching for academically weaker students, provision of library grants to schools, ICT and digital initiatives, strengthening of teacher education institutions, Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat, etc.
(iv) The online D. El. Ed. course was started from 3rd October, 2017 and 9,58,513 teachers have successfully completed the training.
(v) Regulations for a four year B. Ed integrated course, to bring about qualitative improvement in teacher education, have been published in official gazette vide notification dated 29th March, 2019 and applications have been invited w.e.f. 3rd June, 2019.
(vi) It has been decided to participate in the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) to be conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2021, which is a competency based assessment.
(vii) MHRD has designed a 70 indicators based matrix called Performance Grading Index (PGI) to grade the States/UTs.
(viii) In 2019-20, approval has been given for an Integrated Teacher Training Programme to train nearly 42 lakh teachers, and other functionaries to make classrooms learner-friendly and improving children’s competencies including critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, as well as social-personal qualities
such as cooperation, team work etc.
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