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MHRD to rank Kendriya Vidyalayas now

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In an effort to improve the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced to rank it's over 1,000 institutes across the country through holding a competition among them. The outcome of this first-of-its-kind initiative by the MHRD will be declared in June next year.

According to reports, inspection of schools would be done twice for the ranking which would be an annual exercise from next year.

With maximum 1,000 points, the KVs would be graded under four categories, with 80 percent and above (excellent) under A category, 60-79.9 percent (very good) in B category, 40-59.9 percent (Good) in C, and below 40 percent (average) in D.

Over 1,000 KVs would be assessed under seven parameters, including academic performance which will carry the highest weightage of 500 points, followed by school infrastructure (150 points) and school administration (120 points).

Other heads under which schools would be marked include finance (70 points), community participation (60 points), grace points (90 points) and overall observation by the inspectors (10 points). This would be the first official ranking of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country.

Government since last two years is also conducting the ranking through National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). NAAC – an autonomous body funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) assess higher education institutes.

The Kendriya Vidyalayas are central government schools in the country instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Its one of the main objectives includes catering to the educational needs of children of transferable Central government staff including defence and para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education.

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