The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched an on-line facility titled ‘Saransh’ to schools affiliated to it. Saransh is a Tool for Comprehensive Self Review for Schools. It is created to equip schools to diagnose the scope of improvement in Students / Teachers / Subjects / Schools and take the necessary decision to improve the same. Saransh, as the name suggests, provides schools a complete snapshot and comprehensive drill down analysis to take actionable decisions.
Saransh will be available for classes IX and X, Problem Solving Abilities (PSA) in classes IX and XI, and on achievements in Board examination in Class XII. It shows a complete comprehensive picture of Class X since 2007 and of Class XII since 2009 to the latest academic session.
It helps the schools to look at their performance in scholastic and co-scholastic areas at an aggregate level, and at the level of each student in the school.
All the performance metrics are presented through numbers as well as in charts/ graphs for easy understanding. Saransh helps schools compare their performance vis-a-vis other schools under various categories i.e., All India, Regional, State and within their school category (Government, Private, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (JNVS), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and Central Tibetan Schools (CTS).
The facility will bring school teachers and parents closer so that they can monitor the progress of the student. “The programme envisages augmenting capacity at individual level and also enhancing institutional infrastructure to give impetus to training of teachers at pre service and in service level,” said HRD Minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to the Lok Sabha question.