10 lakh Indian schools to be linked through Internet

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The Internet will soon become the medium through which one can enter the classrooms of about 10 lakh schools in India. Information regarding the state of the classroom, number of teachers and students, playing facilities as well as examination results will also be available online. Not only government schools but even top private schools like Delhi Public School, RK Puram, Modern School, Bharakhamba Road and Doon School in Dehradun or Lawrence School in Kasaulli will be part of one of the biggest school interlinking exercise the country has ever undertaken.

Just about 50,000 schools are not covered under the programme. The National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NEIPA) will put report cards of over 10 lakh schools, for which it has collected data, on the Internet. There will be a report card on each school available. Information from each school has been converted into a school report card for putting it on internet. While the exercise to collect data from schools started in 1994 with 42 districts, it is for the first time the information will be available for the citizens.

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