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Samagra Shiksha

An Integrated Scheme for School Education

Samagra Shiksha – An Integrated Scheme on School Education envisages the ‘school’ as a continuum from Pre-school, Primary, Upper Primary, and Secondary to Higher Secondary levels. The vision of the Scheme is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education from pre-school to Higher secondary level.

The major objectives of the Scheme are provision of quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students; Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education; Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education; Ensuring minimum standards in schooling provisions; Promoting Vocationalization of education; Support in implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009; and Strengthening and up-gradation of State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs)/State Institutes of Education (SIE) and DIET as a nodal agencies for teacher training.

The main outcomes of the Scheme are envisaged as Universal Access, Equity and Quality, promoting Vocationalization of Education and strengthening of Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs).

The major interventions, across all levels of school education are:

  1. Universal Access including Infrastructure Development and Retention
  2. Gender and Equity
  3. Inclusive Education
  4. Quality
  5. Financial support for Teacher Salary
  6. Digital initiatives
  7. RTE Entitlements including uniforms, textbooks etc
  8. Pre-school Education
  9. Vocational Education
  10. Sports and Physical Education
  11. Strengthening of Teacher Education and Training
  12. Monitoring
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