Student record

Chandigarh public schools to digitize every student’s record: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Naina Mishra

Chandigarh, June 27

Now, student, teacher, and infrastructure records will be digitized at every public school in the city, allowing UT’s education department to track a student’s performance and student shortage in real time. ‘teachers.

An expenditure of Rs 7.53 lakh at the rate of Rs 2 per pupil for Monitoring Information System (MIS) and Rs 3 per pupil for Child Tracking System has been estimated for collecting data on pupils from pre-primary to class XLI. The same database will be used to track student progress at Vidya Samiksha Kendra.

To ensure the transparency of the education system, the Department of Education in Chandigarh is ready to launch a “school management software”. It will maintain records related to school infrastructure – the physical position of the school building, number of classrooms, other room details, availability of necessary amenities. In addition, information on students, teaching and non-teaching staff will also be available on the portal.

Student details will include a child’s achievements, native language, religion, social class, state of origin, Covid vaccination status, height, weight and blood type.

Details of school infrastructure will include type of building, availability of potable water, auditorium, ramp, kitchen shed and separate toilets for boys, girls and staff; toilets adapted for the disabled, playground, perimeter wall and state of electricity.

The software will also assess the shortage and surplus positions of teachers in each school so that it becomes easy to rationalize the positions through the online software.

Currently, student data was recorded in a mobile application, Phoenix, developed by SPIC. The app tracks learning and teaching in public schools across the city.

To boost the central ranking of the city

With the launch of ‘School Management Software’, Chandigarh will also have an edge in the Performance Ranking Index, under which state rankings are given annually on performance in school education. The indicator “Number of teachers transferred via a transparent online system” represents 20 points and “Percentage of the average daily attendance of students entered numerically” 10 points. UT lost 30 points because there is no digital data capture system vis-à-vis teachers and students.