In a bid to fulfill the vision of Digital India, the Government of India has launched the KV Shaala Darpan school program of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in New Delhi in 2015. It is an ICT (Information and Communication Technology) program of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and offers complete information to parents about their children on a unified platform. Using Shaala darpan, the parents can keep a close watch on the children’s progress and can view updates from time to time. The Shala darpan project will link all the 1100 Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country and serve to enhance overall academic delivery systems to parents, teachers, students, alumni, and school management.
Features of the Shala Darpan Project
- The Shala darpan project offers mobile access to parents of the Government as well as the Government aided schools.
- The parents will get complete information about the students over the e-commerce platform.
- Using the Shaala Darpan login application, the parents can stay informed about their child’s current activities.
- The school administration can have the real-time digital view of the school, thereby bringing the students and teachers on a unified platform.
- Shaaladarpan offers details such as the mid-day meal information, student performance, attendance status, entire academic record from Ist to XIIth standard, and their health challenges.
- Students can enrich the knowledge by making use of facilities like e-tutorials and learning aids.
Current Status of the Shaala Darpan Project by States and Union Territories
- The first phase of implementation of the Shaala darpan project is under implementation through NISI (Department of National Informatics Centre Services Inc.).
- The project aims to cover the 1099 Kendriya Vidyalayas in the first phase. KVS is currently working with the NIC cloud team for application migration on the NIC cloud.
- The concept of the Shaladarpan program has been circulated to the state governments for their consideration and initiate action.
- Some of the states like Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Nagaland, Manipur, and Uttar Pradesh have shown their willingness to implement a similar project in their respective States.
- Gujarat and Rajasthan have already implemented a similar project in their states.
- Odisha, Assam, and Puducherry have expressed their willingness to implement the project if there is financial assistance.