Delhi education dept, a case study, inspires IIM-A

Inspired from the success of the management skills and success mantra of the Delhi education department, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has decided to take this as a case study. Case study is a characteristic part of IIM-A's Centre for Innovation in Education. Professor Sanjay Verma and Rajiv Sharma from IIM-A has recently visited the education department of Delhi Government. Professor Sanjay Verma said, 'We always prefer to take case study from real life. We were enthusiastic to know about the several factors by which a government department could improve results and enrollments.' 'We have decided to opt for Delhi education dept. because it has taken several interesting and successful initiatives. For the first time we were happy to see a total change in the thought process,' added Verma.

He told, 'The department has kept in mind the requisites of all the stakeholders – teachers, students and parents and tried to improve the overall learning process.' 'The Delhi education dept. has witnessed officials from different states of the country keen to know what we are doing right so that even they can follow the same policies. The delegates were from Assam, Pondicherry, Rajasthan and Bihar,' said Rina Ray, Education Secretary. 'The shortfalls won't be taken into consideration rather we would analyze how far the initiatives have been successful. We will look into what has worked for them and see if others can implement that too,' added Verma. The pass percentage of Class XII students in government schools has gone up from 78.07pc in 2006 to 85.70pc in 2008. The department has also spent on improving the school infrastructure. In 2007, it spent INR 2.5 lakh on Building As Learning Aid (BALA) that led to brightly painted school buildings.

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