Ladakh schools to go for online tracking, monitoring and evaluation Commissioner/Secretary reviews progress on development of ERP software for School Education Department
Leh, May 10: In continuation of various edutech interventions being made to modernise school education system in government school of Ladakh, the UT administration has deployed a team of expert to prepare comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to track the physical, mental and academic progress of every child in Ladakh from birth to their movement to higher education system. The child/student tracking system would be used to assess individual progress of a child and enable the teachers/schools to make customised intervention to improve the performance of the student. The ERP software will integrate with the ‘Birth Registration database’, Anganwari Centres, parents and also with health department to track the overall progress of the child/students on various aspects. Besides, the software will also act as a central portal to address all the administrative issues of schools and its teaching/non-teaching staff.
Commissioner/ Secretary, School Education Department, UT Ladakh, Ajeet Kumar Sahu chaired a meeting with team of experts and officers of School Education Department to review the progress on deployment of the Software. The objective of this e-Governance project is to impart quality education, improve operational efficiency and effectiveness through standardization of processes and data, and have a centralized information system connecting all stakeholders which include Students, Parents, Staff, Schools, Zonal Education Officers, and the Department of School Education.
In the meeting, Hitachi MGRM Net official, Satya Narayan Sarangi gave the Commissioner/Secretary a detailed presentation on the design, development, implementation, training, and handholding support for software and services for school, teacher, and students’ performance management systems. He briefed the Commissioner/Secretary about the School Expert System, Digital Learning Platform, and Analytics which are the three components of this platform.
General Manager, Hitachi for e-governance applications, Ruchika Gupta apprised the Commissioner/Secretary that through this software all the government schools in UT Ladakh will be working on a unified platform where they’ll have a standard workforce and a standard list of reports. She informed that the activities conducted at the school level will also be consolidated at the departmental level. At any point in time, if the School Education Department wants to access the consolidated data of the schools such as student enrolments, current employee strength, or student dropouts, etc. in the Union Territory can be easily tracked through the consolidation of data at the school level, she added.
Commissioner/Secretary, A.K.Sahu said that the implementation of this e-Governance project should be done in a phased wise manner beginning with the four zones of Leh, Kargil, Nubra, and Drass. He said this platform should be an ever-evolving platform with engaging learning material, audiobooks in Ladakhi, and also content created by teachers, with approval from the District Institute of Education and Training. He said that Smart Classrooms should be integrated with this platform. Commissioner/Secretary believed that this platform would evolve as a good digital infrastructure model for school education in UT Ladakh.
The meeting was attended by the Director of School Education; Technical Director, NIC; IT consultant, IT Department, UT Ladakh, and Officials from Hitachi MGRM Net.