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Punjab, Haryana dropped 6 ranks on school education index report

March 2, 2020

According to the national Performance Grading Index (PGI) of school education in 2018-19, Punjab and Haryana dropped down six notches in the rankings index while Chandigarh has retained the top spot for the second consecutive year. According to reports, Haryana has come down to the 10th position from fourth in 2017-18 while Punjab has dropped to 13th position from its previously held 7th position during the same period.

The report is compiled by the MHRD’s Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), which assesses the quality of school education through a Performance Grading Index (PGI). The PGI for states and UTs was first published in 2019 for 2017-18. The PGI is structured in two categories — Outcomes and Governance & Management — and comprises 70 indicators with a total weightage of 1,000.

The report also states that Gujarat and Kerala have secured the second and third positions respectively. These states have scored between 851 and 900, which is Level III.  No state has managed to attain Level I (951- 1,000) and Level II (901-950).

The other states to be ranked among the top 10 includes Dadra & Nagar Haveli (9), Puducherry (8), Tamil Nadu (7), Himachal Pradesh (6), Maharashtra (5) and Delhi (4). Goa and Madhya Pradesh were ranked as number 11th and 12th respectively.

Although, Haryana showed a 9 percent improvement in the infrastructure domain while fell by almost 4 percent in the equity domain. Punjab showed a 7.5 percent improvement in governance processes but registered an over 11 percent decline in access. 

Also read: EW India school rankings 2019-20

Source: The Print

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