Programmes & Schemes

Launching of comprehensive learning enhancement Programme ‘Nutan Disha’

  • National Achievement Survey  , 2017 as well as ASER -2018 indicated that considerable number of students studying in class III to VIII cannot perform addition, subtraction and division and even cannot read textbooks fluently.
  •  Under this perspective “Nutan Disha”- a comprehensive Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) was launched for overall improvement of learning outcome of the children at elementary level.

  •  A Comprehensive Baseline Survey was conducted in all Government and Government Aided Schools in February, 2019 where 3, 16,270 students (98.54% of Total) of class III to VIII had attended and outcomes indicates that 42.5% of the total students only were class appropriate in the context of reading whereas 18.78% only were able to do Division.
  •  Thereafter, a series of Post Base Line survey intervention has been made and the learning outcomes of class appropriate students have been increased as 84.43% percentage. Besides, the result of Annual Examination indicates that 89% of students of Class III to V and VI-VIII scored more than 60% and 80% respectively in questions on Basic Skill. 
  •   But, due to Covid-19 Pandemic situation schools were closed from March to December in 2020 . To assess the loss in learning level of the students of Class III-IX an Interim Assessment was undertaken in  February, 2021 and detected decreasing trend  as   63% found able to read and 38% to do Division.
  • Then new initiative taken under  ‘Nutan Disha 2.0’  with a 100 days Mission mode approach.  But from April,2021 again the Schools were closed . Now since August , 2021 to take necessary measure for such loss , Nutan Disha Catch up campaign taken up.

Amendment of the RTE Rules,2011 to amend the ‘No Detention  Policy’ of Class V and VIII

  • Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education  (Second Amendment) Rules (Tripura), 2019 amended and as per it students of Classes V and VIII who could  not secure prescribed minimum qualifying marks in the assessment after the Annual Examination, should be detained in respective classes, and they would  given additional instruction and granted opportunity for Re-Examination on concerned Subject or Subject (s), as the case may be, within a period of two (2) months from the date of the declaration of result. If  unable to secure marks  even in the re-examination , then the student  detained in respective classes .

Scheme of Examination and Promotion Policy

  • For regulating and standardization of all facets of Education in Government and Government aided school, New Scheme of Examination and Promotion Policy formulated since academic session 2019-20.
  • Provision kept for Half Yearly , Annual examination with periodical tests. Emphasis  given  on attendance and other extra co curricular activities . Grading  system and weightage patter have been prescribed . Facilities for Re-examination  with respect to   students who found unable to secure qualifying marks  

Setting up of Centralized Examination Unit

  • Framing effective question paper is one of the important tool for assessing the learning outcomes.
  • Achievement & Academic performance of the students  can be assessed through  setting up of a standard question paper of the test / examinations by the schools .
  • Hence , centralized Examination  Unit both at Elementary Level ( For  Class III to VIII  and at Secondary Level ( For Class IX , XI) constituted  and question papers supplied for Hal Yearly , Annual and Pre- Board Examinations
  • From 2020-21 Pre-Board Examination system has been introduced for the student of Class X & XII  instead of Test Examination. For these all the student of Class X & XII can appear Board Examination.
  • However , examination remain   school based   and not a board examination . Seating Plan , Evaluation will be continued to done by the respective schools

Conversion of Bengali Medium schools in to English Medium schools

  • 128  Government  and 07 Govt. Aided Bengali Medium Schools have been converted into English Medium since 2018-19
  • Particulars ( Year wise ) is as below

Revamping of Pre-school Education

  • The children under the age group of 3 to 6 yrs are supposed to get growth and expansion in the field of school academics in preschool Education . The holistic development akin to cognitive, social, expressive and interacting skills or in general the development of the kids emotional, exciting, mental, ethical, verbal communication, education with other individuality build up at this phase. . It aims at Universalization and Qualitative improvement of Primary Education, by providing the child with the necessary preparation for Primary School,. Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) or Pre-school programme enables children to get ready for schools by encouraging their better school attendance, lower repetition and dropout rates and stronger academic skills.
  • Presently, there are 88 nos. of Pre-primary unit running in the State and has developed separate curriculum, textbooks, workbooks for students, daily lesson plans for teachers etc. To overcome the learning loss occurred due to COVID-19, mini kit with some teaching learning materials like slates, chalk, drawing paper, crayons, some toys etc. were distributed to help parents engage with their children at home.
  • Curriculum, Teachers Handbook   developed for Pre- Primary Stage  .

Free Textbook

Text book is being provided to all the students reading in classes-I-VIII in Govt. and Govt. aided Schools including aided Madrassas under Samagra Shiksha.

Uniform Grant

To encourage the students to attend school fund @ Rs.600/- per student is being provided to all the girl students, ST, SC and BPL boys reading in Class- I to VIII in Govt. Schools as Uniform Grant through DBT to the Accounts of Students or their parents.

Workbooks for the students under newly launched scheme “Prayas’

Mathematics  Workbooks for the students from classes III to VIII have been prepared , printed and distributed. Moreover English workbook for the students of classes I-V is under printing process.SCERT is further developing the remaining workbooks of classes VI to XII, in collaboration with DEOs for the academic session 2021-22.  Further, SCERT has developed curricula and allied materials for the pre-primary stage of education in line with NCERT curricula & NEP- 2020 guideline in collaboration with Ahvaan Trust (National level NGO).  Workbooks for the students of pre-primary stages (Nursery, KG-1 & KG-2 students), Teacher’s Handbook, Curricula, Daily Lesson Plans are already developed (both in Bengali & English), printed and those will be distributed shortly.

  Strengthening of Inspectorate of Schools

To strengthen the Inspectorate of Schools 24 more Inspectorate of Schools, has been vested with DDO power with support of logistics including manpower . Thus out of 59 State Managed  Inspectorate of Schools , 51 are functioning with full  fledged manner .

Appointment of Qualified Teachers

All the recruitment of Teachers are being done through TRBT following the strict compliance of NCTE guideline . To facilitate the indigenous people  Kokboork has been included in TET  examination  as alternative  2nd language. Recruitment Status is cited below  

Improved ACR System

For all DEO’s/Inspector of Schools, HM, TICs/Teachers –staff have been  brought under ACR system with academic performance of students as one of the main criterion for teachers performance.

Special initiatives with respect to Mid –Day- Meal programme

  • As a part of Mid-Day-Meal programme, for the first time in Tripura the Students shared nutritious food to the under privileged children near their Schools in connection with the State Volunteerism Day under Rastriya Poshan Maah.
  • Presently, 425345 children (Primary – 259556 Upper primary – 165789) are being covered in 4509 Govt., Govt. aided schools and Madrassas under Mid-Day-Meal Scheme throughout the State.
  • Rice and Masoor Dal (Pulse) has been distributed to the children as Food Security Allowance for 31 days during school closure period for pandemic 
  • As directed by the Ministry of Education, the fund of cooking cost has also transferred to the account of the children / parents as Food Security Allowance for 28 days during the summer vacation period of 2021 through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
  • Mushroom has been introduced under Mid-Day-Meal scheme in Kakraban Block, Gomati District on pilot basis for 7275 children in 96 schools.
  • Kitchen gardens have been raised in 482 schools.
  • LPG based cooking system has been installed in 3239 school units for preparation of Mid-Day-Meal in schools.
  • As directed by the Ministry of Expenditure and Ministry of Education, the process for implementation of Public Financial Management System (PFMS) under Mid-Day-Meal Scheme is already been started.

Merger of  Low enrolment  of Schools  & Transportation  Scheme

For  better education of  the enrolled students of low enrolment schools,  merger with nearby big schools  and Transportation  Scheme for students thereof  has been devised  Till now  8 numbers State Managed low enrolment schools  and 43 nos. Low enrolment Schools Managed  by TTAADC merged with nearby higher enrolment schools . Besides , 19  low( or , no )  enrolment Schools have handed over to  “India Tribal Care Trust” for establishment of English Medium School  ,

NIPUN Bharat Program & its Progress in Tripura state

  • State Level Committee, PMU & ATF in function.
  • FLN Cell established and 4 Sub Committees, namely (a) TLM/TPD, (b) Assessments, (c) Monitoring (d) Goal setting & Mentoring teams are formed at State l
  • District Level Steering Committees created.
  • NIPUN’s Lakshyas posters from Balvatika to Gr-III has already been shared to all districts in Tripura
  • A Website (Waiting for the Launch) and dedicated YouTube channel were created to make awareness on NIPUN works & vision in Tripura state.
  • NIPUN Tripura Logo designed to dedicate state’s NIPUN works (waiting for the Launch).
  • Tripura’s signature program -Vidya Setu (School Preparation) Module are under process, compressing of Teachers Handbook, lesson Plan Workbook and TLM.
  • The NIPUN Bharat Pakhwada / Mela in schools were done in Schools (Government, Private, Aided), Panchayats ghar/community centers/chaupal, etc.
  • Workshop at District level to sensitize the stakeholders on NIPUN Bharat mission with 4980 educators .
  • Nutan Disha & NISTHA programs in alignment with the NIPUN Bharat mission.
  • Under FLS- Students 1844 are surveyed from 174 schools.

Image of Nipun Bharat Pallimangal H.S. School
Image of Schools participating in Nipun Bharat Pakhwada
Image of Children involved in activities in Nipun Bharat Pakhwada

NOTE: NISTHA 3.0 : An integrated Teacher Training Dedicated to FLN works. At present, 15000 Teachers trained under NISTHA

Programme Under the Nutan Disha:

  • Comprehensive Baseline survey on reading fluency (students)- 42% Students can read fluently & 18.7% can do the Division. Class III- VIII.
  • To assess the loss in learning level of the students of Classes III-VIII Catch Up campaign & Mega Parent Teacher Meeting were organised, post Covid school opening. 67% found to read and 63% to do Division.

Workshop under NIPUN Bharat (Tripura)

The workshop addressed some academic issues/ challenges/ problems/ doubts etc. that support the stake holders to get deeper understanding on FLN concepts and overcome with some pedagogical implications while dealing language teaching (Hindi/English/Bengali) and Math during their classes 1,2 and 3.

  • Overview for the Implementation of NIPUN on Academic approaches, developmental goals, codification of the learning outcomes, and FLN resources.
  • Orientation of ATF members on NIPUN Guidelines i.e., Administrative Aspects, Academic Aspects and Developmental Goals & Codification of Learning Outcomes
  • Role of ATF in systematic implementation of the NIPUN
  • Finalization of Planning Format for preparing five years perspective plan for implementation of the mission.
  • Addressing Queries & doubts
  • The Workshop witnessed a participation of 4980 educators in all the 8 districts namely; South, North Gomati, Sepahijala, Khowai, Dhalai, Unakoti and West Tripura districts in the state
Image of Interventions in Pipeline for NIPUN Bharat
Image of NIPUN Bharat (Tripura)

Interventions in Pipeline for NIPUN Bharat (Tripura): 2022-2023

  • Mission Mukul: To catalyze the FLN program in Tripura, AWC workers will be trained as supplementary resources by SCERT in collaboration with SW & SE Department. Moreover, 2-3 AWCs will be tied up with nearby Government School which will be treated as Nodal School for the FLN purpose.
  • Saksham Tripura – a scheme for development for Divyang children with Speaking Needs will be supporting the NIPUN’s effectiveness in the state, as a supplementary support.
  • Comprehensive Learning Enhancement Programme: Nutan Disha at Elementary Level, remaining 2,500 Teachers to be trained.
  • IT based solutions to improvise the child wise tracking & monitoring.
  • NIPUN Tripura’s Website/ Logo/ Vidya Setu program to be launched by July, 2022.
  • State to conduct Diagnostic study through NIPUN-PMU on current scenario at Elementary Schools.
Image of Workshop under NIPUN Bharat
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