Teachers told to be part of financial literacy campaign

Education Department IT initiatives’ special officer and All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) nodal officer Dr Bhagyavan Mudigowdar said that it is important for the staff of all education institutions, especially teachers, to be part of financial literacy campaign.  

AISHE, one of the measures taken up by the Ministry Human Resource Development of Government of India to achieve it, he said while speaking at a regional meeting and workshop on the survey at Mangala Auditorium, Mangalagangothri, on Monday.

He said the Union government has implemented Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan, the financial literacy campaign, to facilitate digital payment system, cashless campuses and digital monitoring system in education institutions, he said.

He laid stress on the significance of accurate data in the sanction of grants from the state and the Union governments.

Bhagyavan said before the survey, it was estimated that six lakh students learn in higher education institutions in Karnataka. But after the survey, it was found that the actual number of students is 18.6 lakh, he noted.

He said in 2015, the Government of India passed an Act according to which, action will be initiated against the educational institutions which do not send the data to AISHE. But, private educational institutions have been negligent in providing the information, he said and requested all educational institutions which have not provided the data, to upload the data by logging on to http://www.aishe.gov.in, he said.

Karnataka has secured second position after Odisha in data collection with respect to AISHE. From next year, the data uploaded to AISHE will be procured by NAAC. After entering the data, a code will be generated and is referred to as AISHE Code.This code is required for the sanctioning of grants towards Minority and SC/ST scholarships and for other purposes. Therefore, the institution heads should ensure that they have the code. Since 2010, Data Capturing Format is being used and from the current year, Teachers Information Format will also be used in the module, Bhagyavan said. The data includes the number of the staff, students, number of scholarships, examination results, financial data and others.

Mangalore University Registrar Prof K M Lokesh said India is developing in higher education and research fields. Knowledge becomes important in attaining progress. After attaining independence, India struggled very hard to produce graduates. The condition has changed today. Higher education institutions are receiving a lot of importance, Prof Lokesh added.

Registrar (Evaluation) Prof A M Khan said the university has conducted training sessions on AISHE for principals, office staff and nodal officers.

University’s All India Survey on Higher Education nodal officer Prof M Ismail and finance officer Prof Sripati Kalluraya were present.

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