From this academic year the information regarding schools, teachers and students would be just a click away. The National Informatics Centre is developing a website in which all the information would be fed, and people can access it whenever required.
According to government resolution released by the Maharashtra State Education Department, “There are a range of schemes and activities which are organized by the state which require schools to collect and submit a lot of information. This information is currently in hardcopy and hence teachers, principals and centre heads spend a lot of time. A lot of stationery and man-hours too are wasted.”
In order to save such amount of time and energy, the state has developed Systematic Administrative Reforms for Achieving Learning by Students (SARAL). In this portal recognized schools, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, institutions, schools staff etc. can independently log in and register their details.
According to Joint Director of Education, Sunil Magar, “Administrative work should reduce by using technology so that maximum time of education officials can be used to visit schools, converse with teachers and work on improving the quality of education.”
Through this system analyzing on reports and development of particular students can become clear to the teachers as well as the school administration, to further work upon the performance of such students. The student database would also help parents to understand their child’s learning curve in the school. This database would also help generate the drop-out rate from the schools and maintain a clear record of the same, to fight with it effectively.