The government think tank Niti Aayog on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 released the ‘India Innovation Index 2020’, wherein government-aided schools in Delhi achieved the highest National Achievement Survey (NAS) score.
Among all pillars under Human Capital, the states have performed the best on NAS scores (Class X) – the average score achieved by all states is 35.66. “Given Delhi’s high-income levels as well as the landmark transformation of the government school system, the national capital reported the highest NAS score (44.73),” the survey said.
Noting that the income-level in a state also plays a major role, the index said the states ensuring good quality of education in government-aided schools can also help raise the NAS score significantly.
It’s a matter of pride for Delhi that our govt schools have been ranked top in country in NITI Ayog’s NAS report attributing landmark transformation of the govt school system.
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— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 20, 2021
On the other hand, the Niti Aayog National Rankings pointed out that the pillar score was weighed down by the low number of higher education institutions ensuring high-quality education, wherein only 3.37 percent of the institutions had a NAAC grade A and above. With 40.74 percent of institutions in Chandigarh having grade A and above, it topped the ranking in that particular indicator, the index said adding, “enrolment in engineering and technology also showed a drop across India, albeit disproportionately.”
According to data, students enrolled in engineering and technology programmes are concentrated in southern parts of the country, whereas the figures are low in the North-Eastern states, which instead perform better in PhD enrolment rates.
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