Kerala has been adjudged the top performer in School Education Quality Index (SEQI) released by NITI Aayog which said 18 of the 20 large states in the country have improved their overall performance between 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

The SEQI, aimed to evaluate the performance of states and Union Territories (UTs) in the school education sector, was launched today (Monday Sep 30).

Kerala’s score in incremental performance, which was recorded 77.6% in 2015-2016, went up to 82.2% in 2016-2017. Uttar Pradesh was the worst performer among large states.

The SEQI was conceptualized by MHRD and NITI Aayog. The index is divided into two categories Outcomes (including learning, infrastructure and facility, access and equity) and Governance processes aiding outcomes (covering student and teacher attendance, teacher availability, administrative adequacy, training, accountability and transparency).

Of the 20 Large States, 10 perform better on the Outcomes category, with the most noticeable performance differences observed in the cases of Karnataka, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh.

The other Large States perform better on the Governance Processes Aiding Outcomes category, with the most noticeable performance differences observed in the cases of Odisha, Punjab and Haryana.

Of the eight Small States, seven perform better on the Outcomes category, with the most noticeable performance differences observed in the cases of Manipur, Tripura and Goa.

Sikkim is the only Small State that performs better on the Governance Processes Aiding Outcomes category.

Of the seven UTs, four perform better on the Outcomes category, with the most noticeable performance differences observed in Dadra & Nagar Haveli. Delhi, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep perform better on the Governance Processes Aiding Outcomes category.

Among the 20 Large States, 18 improved their overall performance between 2015-16 and 2016-17. The average improvement in these 18 states is 8.6 percentage points although there is a lot of variation around that average in terms of the fastest and slowest improving States. Due to this variation, many States that improved their overall performance score still show a decline in rank.

Five Small States have shown an improvement in their overall performance score between 2015-16 and 2016-17, with the average improvement being around nine percentage points. However, as in the case of Large States, there is considerable variation between the fastest and slowest improving States. States such as Meghalaya, Nagaland and Goa outpaced the others, improving by 14.1, 13.5 and 8.2 percentage points respectively, thus improving their ranks in the process.

All seven UTs have shown an improvement in their overall performance scores. The average improvement is 9.5 percentage points. Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Puducherry improved their overall performance scores by 16.5, 15.0 and 14.3 percentage points respectively, which enabled them to improve their ranking on incremental performance.

States/UTs Overall Performance Ranking (2016-17)
Large States
  1. Kerala
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Karnataka
18. Punjab

19. Jammu & Kashmir

20. Uttar Pradesh

Small States
  1. Manipur
  2. Tripura
  3. Goa
6. Sikkim

7. Meghalaya

8. Arunachal Pradesh

Union Territories
  1. Chandigarh
  2. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  3. Delhi
  1. Daman & Diu
  2. Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  3. Lakshadweep

 

States/UTs Annual Incremental Performance (Between Base Year: 2015-16 and Reference Year: 2016-17)
Large States
  1. Haryana
  2. Assam
  3. Uttar Pradesh
18. Jharkhand

19. Uttarakhand

20. Karnataka

Small States
  1. Meghalaya
  2. Nagaland
  3. Goa
  1. Sikkim
  2. Mizoram
  3. Arunachal Pradesh
Union Territories
  1. Daman & Diu
  2. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  3. Puducherry

 

  1. Lakshadweep
  2. Chandigarh
  3. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Source: Press Information Bureau

LARGE STATES

States Education Index Base year ranks Reference year ranks Change in base year to reference year rankings
Base year Reference year
Kerala 77.64 82.17 1 1
Tamil Nadu 63.16 73.35 2 2
Haryana 51.04 69.54 8 3 Up 5
Gujarat 52.35 63.01 6 4 Up 2
Himachal Pradesh 58.12 62.78 4 5 Down 1
Maharashtra 58.64 62.55 3 6 Down 3
Odisha 47.78 60.23 13 7 Up 6
Rajasthan 51.25 59.43 7 8 Down 1
Punjab 50.74 59.06 9 9
Assam 39.28 56.12 15 10 Up 5
Andhra Pradesh 48.42 56.08 11 11
Chhattisgarh 48.4 54.94 12 12
Karnataka 56.56 52.95 5 13 Down 8
Uttarakhand 49.48 48.15 10 14 Down 4
Madhya Pradesh 44.42 47.24 14 15 Down 1
Jammu & Kashmir 34.79 47.14 16 16
Uttar Pradesh 32.81 46.45 18 17 Up 1
Telangana 34.7 39.02 17 18 Down 1
Bihar 30 37.3 19 19
Jharkhand 28.48 30.65 20 20

Source: NITI Aayog

SMALL STATES

States Education Index Base year ranks Reference year ranks Change in base year to reference year rankings
Base year Reference year
Tripura 48.7 56.1 1 1
Goa 45.84 53.79 3 2 Up 1
Manipur 45.41 46.87 4 3 Up 1
Mizoram 47.83 46.53 2 4 Down 2
Sikkim 43.89 43.02 5 5
Meghalaya 24.41 38.43 7 6 Up 1
Nagaland 22.42 35.89 8 7 Up 1
Arunachal Pradesh 30.52 28.42 6 8 Down 2

Source: NITI Aayog

UNION TERRITORIES

States Education Index Base year ranks Reference year ranks Change in base year to reference year rankings
Base year Reference year
Chandigarh 70 73.87 1 1
Delhi 59.96 69.89 2 2
Puducherry 40.84 55.11 4 3 Up 1
Daman & Diu 34.08 50.42 6 4 Up 2
D & N Haveli 30.24 45.28 7 5 Up 2
A&N lslands 42.81 44.22 3 6 Down 3
Lakshadweep 37.49 42.83 5 7 Down 2

 

Source: NITI Aayog