New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday launched the website for selection of Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI) schools.
State governments can select the schools to be upgraded under PM SHRI initiative through the portal — pmshrischools.education.gov.in – and apply online.
The Union minister said that the aim is to identify two schools from each development block for PM SHRI plan.
The schools will be chosen based on the challenge route and methodology, and the selection process will be transparent.
All state governments were urged to submit applications through the portal, including all government schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas.
“The PM SHRI schools will have a modern, transformational and holistic method of imparting education. Emphasis will be on a discovery-oriented, learning-centric way of teaching. The focus will also be on modern infra including the latest technology, smart classrooms, sports and more,” said Pradhan.
The centrally-sponsored scheme aims to develop 14,500 PM SHRI schools across the country as exemplary institutions.
The programme, expected to benefit more than 20 lakh students, will help showcase the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and emerge as exemplary schools.
It will promote knowledge of numerous aspects of school education and provide information on policy, practice, and implementation.