Manthan Topic : STEPPING STONES Enhancing
The Quality Of Primary Education.
• Team Coordinator: Kartikeya Gupta, DIT University Dehradun.
• Second Member: Deepank Srivastava, DIT University Dehradun.
• Third Member: Gargi Gupta, DIT University, Dehradun.
• Fourth Member: Arshdeep Kaur Gulati, DIT University Dehradun.
• Fifth Member: Kunal Luharuwala, DIT University Dehradun.
enhancing the quality of
hope of primary education
Root cause of India being a developing country follies in its basic
The Programme for International
Student Assessment (PISA) ranks India
almost at the bottom of the pack in terms
of Maths and English literacy.
The quality of primary education in India
has been a cause for concern for quite
some time. While the current policy,
including a new legislation for universal
education, lays out a grand vision of raising
children’s education profile, it barely lays
emphasis on developing their skills to learn.
Quality education to juvenile is the need of
the hour which cannot be side tracked by
the government of India.
Today, education remains an inaccessible right for millions of children
around the world. More than 72 million children of primary education
age are not in school and 759 million adults are illiterate and do not
have the awareness necessary to improve both their living conditions
and those of their children.”
Primary education is thus the need of the hour .
Though article 45 of directive principle of state policy was committed to
ensure free and compulsory education for all ,this did not significantly
translate into action and school enrollments and participation remained
Another attribute of the problem is the quality of education being
imparted. According to an international rating system for schools from
74 countries, Indian schools have proved to be far below average. The
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranks India
almost at the bottom of the pack in terms of maths and English literacy.
Experts say this is the clearest sign that India will fail to meet the goal
set by the education minister, Kapil Sibal, who has pledged to more than
double the size of the country’s higher education system by 2020. They
say that while the ambition is laudable, the absence of a long-term
strategy to develop faculty will ensure that India’s education dream
remains just that.
Lack of quality primary education hinders overall growth of India as a superpower.
Unawareness and Ignorance of parents.
Social causes like child labour, caste system and male dominance.
Lack of basic amenities and facilities for teaching staff. According to The New York Times, at
one of the better colleges in India’s capital, there is just one large room for 140 faculty
members to sit and have a cup of tea or grade papers. “If even half show up, there aren’t
enough chairs,” said Ghazala Amin, a history professor there. “There is no other place to
work. In this situation, how do you expect teachers to work?”
Inefficient monitoring of teaching staff results in disinterested, unconcerned teachers.
Lack of efficient education policies, schemes and mismanagement of funds.
Scams in funds proposed for primary education by the government
Latency in government policies.
There is an urgent need to improve children
knowledge of concepts rather than rote learning. For
that to happen, teaching systems at the primary level
must be overhauled.
H.O.P.E., Hope Of Primary Education, is an initiative which will elevate the standard,
efficiency and quality of existing government education system.
education from the
•M.A.D. (Music Art
Dance) labs to
culminate the hobbies
to display student’s
•A Common Evaluation
Test (CET) conducted
annually to judge
students and teachers
at a common level.
•Practical workshops to
give students a feel of
what they are being
workshops at State
level focused on
improving quality of
•Check regularity of
•N.G.O. participation for
•MODEL CLASS An Annual
class presentation to
what extra curricular
activities their kids excel
•P.T.M. monthly (parent-
teacher meetings ) to
between parents and
•Involving parents in
activities like Mid-Day
meal preparations to
•Awareness drives to
encourage parents to
educate their children.
•Hiring Engineers of
respective domains to
work in corresponding
will give them
graduates will fuel the
initiative with adequate
HIERARCHY OF OFFICES TO ENSURE SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF THE INITIATIVE.
-ALL DEPARTMENTS GET ESTABLISHED
AT EACH LEVEL.
-D.E.O., DISTRICT EDUCATION
OFFICER, REPORTS TO THE D.M.
SUPPORT THE D.E.O. IN ALL JOBS.
-BLOCK DATABASE, HAS ALL INFO.
AND STATS OF A BLOCK.
-EACH BLOCK HAS SEVERAL N.P.R.C.’S
(DEPENDING ON SIZE OF BLOCK).
-COLLEGES ARE HEADED BY THE HEAD
MASTER AND MONITORED BY THE
3.Infrastructure/ Mantainence Dept.
•(Cumulative Score <40%)
Which might involve wholesale replacement of staff, introduction of New
Curriculum & Remedial Classes.
•(Cumulative Score 40%-70%)
IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT
Provide Supplemental Education services & special faculty to struggling students to
develop basic skills in the given time.
•(Cumulative Score >70%)
Extra facilities can be provided to the students to polish their existing level and
strengthen their weak points.
• Every department at each level takes the burden off from a single person.
• Introduction of Probing Committee for regular On Site Inspection, Monitoring of
administrative work at each level.
• The Probing Committee comprises of a member from each department for better scrutiny.
• Based on the results of C.E.T., the schools will be divided into FOLLOWING THREE CATEGORIES
and required care of them will be exercised respectively.
They should have a minimum experience of 2 years .
They will look after working of different departments.
Their skills & enthusiasm will be adrenaline for the
They will also encompass filed jobs.
Retired Judges, Army Officers etc. will look after the
Their experience is Vital for the initiative.
The respect they command will get work from people.
The unemployed graduates can be roped in for assisting
This will give them exposure and work experience.
The fresh graduates can be tapped in for various field
jobs. It will add weightage to their C.V.’s.
THE HONEYCOMB OF OUR MANPOWER WILL PROVIDE THRUST TO THE INITIATIVE.
N.G.O.’s form a vital part of the initiative by providing honorary services.
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WEBSITE MAGAZINES NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS
STREET PLAYS DOCUMENTARIES PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
GETTING THE INITIATIVE TO EACH AND EVERY SOUL: THE MEDIA SUPPORT
Involving Innovative Technology- Decreases errors, cost effective, systematic, productive, time
saving, prevents corruption and increases transparency in the system.
Employing the Unemployed- A ray of Hope for the unemployed yet eligible people of the
nation to make their contribution.
Interesting Curriculum coupled with M.A.D., weekly Satellite Classes and Elementary
Computer Education will impart more practical knowledge and will make students
ready for the future.
Teacher Training Workshops- Keeps the teachers updated in technology, methodology of
teaching in interesting way and also how to improve conceptual knowledge and learning
skills rather than rote learning.
Effective Awareness Drives along with parents involvement- Helps in minimizing backwardness
of people and motivates them to educate their children.
MERITS OVER EXISTING GOVERNMENT SYSTEM
•Elders of the family forbid girls to join school .
•Question is raised on the juvenile following their religion due to social vicious
•Aligning ‘cloud’ education is troublesome to implement accordance to the
limited knowledge of the present staff, because economic and technological
forecasting is an art based on imprecise science which till date absent in remote
areas of India.
•Funding such a huge and leveraging existing government infrastructure and
policies would be a coupe project would be a real coup for the government .
•Regular campaigns by hope officers for better idea about functioning of
H.O.P.E as on organization to improve the future of upcoming pillars of India.
•Revenue generation will be initiated by imposing taxes.
•Bringing in N.G.O.’s /Industry leaders Visionaries for training inputs.
•Annual meet of the government officials and H.O.P.E to discuss and
achievements of hope and also to introduce new schemes.
•Tie up with the international educational communities for the global exposure.
•Recruitment of teachers with laudable experience .
•Scholarships to meritorious students.
NO PAINS NO GAINS…