Surprisingly per the School Education Quality Index (SEQI) released by the Niti Aayog in collaboration with the HRD Ministry, State Governments and the World Bank on September 30th Puducherry has fared quite poorly. Chandigarh was the best performer among the seven union territories and Puducherry was ranked 4th. It also ranked 9th among the 15 small states and union territories and 25th among all states and union territories. Kerala topped among large states in overall performance. Manipur topped among small states.


The above ranking was made based on a wide range of parameters, themes, domains and indicators including performance of students in class 3, 5 and 8 in languages and maths; net enrollment ratio; attendance; teacher and administrative adequacy; computer aided learning; libraries; availability of toilets for girl students etc. 


Source: Times of India