Department of Educational Management Information System

The Department of Educational Management Information System (EMIS) is engaged in developing and strengthening the Educational Management Information System in India. It has successfully developed District Information System for Education (DISE) which provides information on vital parameters relating to students, teachers and infrastructure at elementary stage. DISE has been made operational in all the districts of the country through which data from all the recognised schools/sections imparting elementary education are being constantly collected and disseminated. The department envisages developing such systems for other sectors of education as well. Besides the department organises orientation programmes for district and state level officers in the areas of use of indicators in planning elementary education, project planning and monitoring, use of computers as a decision support system, MIS, Educational Development Index, projection and forecasting of educational data and other allied fields. More...

Research Topic Researchers
Research Programme on Elementary Education using DISE data Prof. Arun C. Metha, Prof. K. Biswal & Mr. A. N. Reddy
A Pilot Project to Develop Geo-Spatial Information System for School Education Mr. A. N. Reddy

Elementary Education in India:Progress towards UEE, DISE Flash Statistics

Elementary Education in India:Where do we stand?, District Report Cards, Volume-1

Elementary Education in India:Where do we stand?, District Report Cards, Volume-2

Elementary education in Rural India:Analytical Tables

Elementary education in Urban India:Analytical Tables

Elementary Education in India:Where do we stand?, State Report Cards

Elementary Education in India:Where do we stand?, Progress towards UEE, Analytical Report

Elementary Education in India:Where do we stand?, Progress towards UEE, Analytical tables

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S.No. Name of Research
Course Research Topic Supervisor
1. Mr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Patra Ph.D. A Study on Policies and Practices Related to Teacher Management
in Orissa
Prof. Arun C. Mehta
S.No. Name Designation Email Id. Room No. Telephone No.
1. Mohd. Jameel Ali Jr. Project Consultant 211 011-26544847/48
2. Mr. Jay Prakash Jr. Project Consultant
S.No. Designation Room No. Contact No.
1. HOD 326 011-26544887
2. PA to HOD 308 011-26544867

Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE)

The National University of Educational Planning and Administration has created a comprehensive database on elementary education in india under one of its most prestigious projects, known as, District Information System for Education(DISE). The project covers both primary and upper primary schools /sections of all the districts of the country. What is more Remarkable about DISE is that it has drastically reduced the time-lag in availability of educational statistics which is now down for 7-8 years to less then a year at the national and only a few months at the district and state levels and there are no more data gaps. DISE is supported by Ministry of Human Resource Development and UNICEF.
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Secondary Education Management Information System (SEMIS)

Mass basic education has been given a priority in the country right from the time of independence. However, mass education may not be complete without democratizing access to and ensuring quality of secondary education. The developmental effects of education generally take effect fully at the secondary level. Active participation in the global knowledge economy, therefore, requires that a significant proportion of the labor force in India be educated at least up to the secondary level. Not only that secondary education acts as a highway to tertiary education but also opens up the windows to the world of work. Its impact on reducing the incidences of HIV/AIDS is found to be significant. Secondary education is critical for the development of the young people during their adolescence, the most rapid phase of their physical, mental and emotional growth. At the secondary level, values and attitudes formed at elementary education are more firmly ingrained alongside the acquisition of knowledge and skills. While the recent growth performance of India has generated much optimism,the accompanying indicators of educational achievement do not seem to be very encouraging. Although, India has been witnessing tremendous progress in elementary education since the early 1990s, and has also emerged as an important player in the worldwide information technology, it’s secondary and higher secondary education continue to remain underdeveloped and neglected. The States generally decide on their own secondary education system and the related policies within a national framework. The reform initiatives of the States largely shape the development pattern of secondary and higher secondary education in the country. While there is substantial variation across States, the country’s public spending on secondary education is about 1.2% of the GDP. Given the limited public resources, the private sector has largely influenced the pace of growth of secondary education during the last two decades.more....