Now, monitor your child's academic progress online

Now, monitor your child's academic progress online

Portal launched by Education department helps keep track of dropouts

Monitoring the academic performance of children has now gone online. The Department of Public Instruction has launched a website which helps to keep an eye on the educational progress of each child from class I to class X.

Every student will be given a unique identity number at the time of admission to school which will remain with him/her till they pass out of class X. As many as one crore students have already been brought under the plan till now.

Launching the portal on Wednesday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said the system also enables to track dropouts and help in successful enforcement of Right to Education Act. “Besides monitoring performance of a child, it will help in getting facilities to deprived children, such as uniforms, books, bicycles etc,” said Kageri.

Details such as name, age, medium of instruction will have to be furnished to secure an unique identification on the system.

Parents and headmasters of schools have been advised to make corrections in the details furnished between January 10 and February 10.  The unique identity will ultimately be replaced with Aadhar number once the latter comes into place.

 The data was compiled over a period of one year from 2011 to 2012 and the system was put in place at a cost of about Rs 20 lakh.