No plan of ranking Kendriya Vidyalayas: HRD Ministry

To clear the air regarding the news of ranking the Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country, the government ruled out the plan to do as such. The government was earlier working on a system to rank the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) on lines of universities and colleges.

In response to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said, “No such proposal is under consideration at present to rank the Kendriya Vidyalayas.”

The thought of ranking KVs was to improve the institutes by instilling within them a competition, framed on lines of the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF).

Sources from the ministry last year told about the ranking system. A maximum of 1,000 points score-base was proposed to be made. Grading of KVs was to be done under four categories. 80 per cent and above (excellent) was to be kept under A category. 60-79.9 per cent (very good) was to be in B category. 40- 59.9 per cent (good) was to be in C, and below 40 per cent (average) in D.

The system suggested using seven parameters to assess 1,000 KVs across India. Parameters were academic performance (weightage of 500 points), followed by school infrastructure (150 points) and school administration (120 points).