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Karnataka Education Department created a unique code in the schooling system

Jan 16, 2013 17:44 IST

    The Karnataka Education Department created a unique code for each and every child in the schooling system . Also they have made a centralized database that will allow for tracking his or her educational record till the completion of 10th standard.

    Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri stated that 98.48 lakh children currently undertaking education in Karnataka, both in private and government schools would be a part of the database uploaded on the website.

    The Unique code would be integrated with the Aadhaar platform , once the latter gets fully operational. The database that will be generated will not only help prevent dropouts, but also aid dissemination of various welfare schemes across the State such as midday meal and student scholarship programmes.

    Each and every student will be identified by a seventeen digit code, which will comprise of a specific code for the child’s school and year of enrolment.

    Also, the database will have information about the children under twenty nine heads, including date of birth, medium of instruction, attendance, whether or he/she comes under any reservation, whether he/she is homeless, and so on.

    The project that was started back in July 2012 was locally created to upload information and given to districts. The finalized information will be online by 5 March 2013.

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