The government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken some very strong and progressive measures to improve the state of education in the state. The drive is towards digitisation to increase the efficiency of education sector.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has launched School Management Information System, Unified Data Information System for Education, GIS Mapping and Vocational Monitoring Details portal. One by one we will see the importance of the above systems –
#School Management Information System – This system will provide a complete database of all the government schools spread across the state. SMIS is a comprehensive IT-enabled system which has been developed by the J&K education department in collaboration with National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), ISRO, Digital India and MHRD. The system provides a complete database of all the government schools spread across the state, highlighting staff strength, student-teacher ratio and other components.
#Unified Data Information System for Education – This system will compare intra school variations by detailing enrolments and pupil to teacher ratio from school to school.
#Geographical Information System Mapping – Mapping of schools in J & K would be done under which the geographical locations and 3D structures of the schools have been distinctly marked. It also details the school infrastructure and school cluster structure zone-wise in a district. As many as 28,000 schools are being taken up under GIS mapping in the state.
#Vocation Monitoring Details – This initiative is an effort to monitor and assess the effective running of vocational courses.
# E-Office – Digital mobility of files in educational departments and offices to address the problem of lack of infrastructure and save time.