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Shagun portal: What students, parents can expect from world’s largest integrated online junction for school education
Shagun Portal: Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched the world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for School Education ‘Shagun’.
Shagun Portal: Union Human Resource Development Ministry has launched the world’s largest Integrated Online Junction for School Education ‘Shagun’. The initiative is expected to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Government of India and all States and Union Territories. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said the word Shagun is coined from two different words- ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality and this online junction of different websites and portals into a single platform will enhance the accessibility of information relating to schools and will ensure a holistic approach to transform the education sector.
Shagun Details: What students, parents can expect
According to the HRD Minister, websites of 1200 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 600 Navodaya Vidyalayas, 18,000 other CBSE affiliated schools, 30 SCERTs, 19000 organisations affiliated with NTCE among others have been integrated with Shagun.
On the Shagun portal, you can get report cards of 15 lakh schools all over the country, the Minister explained. The portal also seeks to connect approximately 92 lakh teachers and 26 crore students.
Pokhriyal said the website "provides a very robust feedback mechanism. Common people can directly give their feedback about schools which will further increase the public participation and will ensure accountability and transparency."
He added that recourse to this single source of information will immensely benefit all the stakeholders, viz. the parents and the general public, the heads of the schools, the teachers, the students, the policy makers, the officials and the researchers.
The website also provides vital information relating to availability of nearby schools, navigable distance vis-a vis aerial distance between schools thereby helping the policy makers in taking informed decisions.
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