Educational Management Information System (EMIS) in India

The Road to Digital Education System: Tracing India’s Journey from DISE to UDISE to Unified Digital Information on School Education (2023)

Downloading UDISE Data

Release of Unified District Information System for Education Plus 2022-23 Data (UDISEPlus 2022-23)

Release of UDISE Data at NIEPA, New Delhi

Progress of UDISE+ in 2022

Transforming Education through Data: The Journey of DISE, UDISE, and UDISEPlus in India (2023)

School Education Data in India: A Comprehensive Analysis (2023)

Computation of Out-of-School Children Based on Administrative Data (UDISEPlus 2021-22)

  1. What Indicators on Muslim Education in India can be computed?


There are various agencies involved in the collection and dissemination of statistics on school education. At the national level, there are three main agencies that collect statistics on education on regular basis. They are (a) Planning, Monitoring and Statistics Division, Department of Education, MHRD on annual basis for all sectors of school education; (b) University Grants Commission on higher education; and (c) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on school education through occasional surveys. In addition, there are agencies, which collect information from households. The Census of India publications provides information on levels of educational attainment of population and age-education classification of children in the age-group 5-14 years. In addition, the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) also collect statistics on educational variables occasionally through household sample surveys.

Improving Education through UDISEPlus: A Comprehensive Overview 2023

Improving the Quality of UDISEPlus Data by Engaging an Independent Body (2023)

Data Limitations in Muslim Edeucation in India (2023)

Computation of Out-of-School Children Based on Administrative Data (UDISEPlus 2021-22)

Barring Census of India, most of the other agencies generate data with State/UT as a basic unit of consolidation but hardly any data is disseminated at the district level. Only in case of the MHRD, selected district level information was also disseminated on quinquennial basis for a short period. The UGC compiles data according to university area, whereas NCERT collects data at the district level but releases only state-specific information. The latest sixth survey was conducted in 1993 with September 30 as its date of reference. The dissemination of district-specific survey data is left to the discretion of the states. All the states do not bring out publications that contain district-specific data. The Directorate of Education, Bureau of Economics and Statistics, Directorate of Economics etc. in a State/UT also brings out statistical abstracts and other publications but the data that they disseminate is not uniform and the year also varies from state to state. Thus, it can safely be concluded that proper mechanism for dissemination of district-specific information is not in existence in most part of the country.

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Sporadic attempts have been made to develop computerized educational management information system with an aim to collect and disseminate district-specific information among which the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) is the most prominent one. One of the important aims of the recently launched SSA is to develop educational management information system for which data capture formats have been evolved and infrastructure created at the district level in the office of the District Project Coordinator. All the project districts have been provided with adequate hardwares and MIS softwares. The data capture format is divided into nine parts. Through the first part, school location particulars are envisaged to collect which includes village name and ward number, distance from block headquarters, number of non-formal education centres in a village and whether the school is governed by a voluntary organization or it is a Government school. This part also includes information relating to Total Literacy Campaigns and Post Literacy Facilities and whether a Village Education Committee is constituted in the village. The other important items included in the format are school particulars, teachers in position, equipments and facilities in terms of adequacy. So far as the information relating to enrolment and repeaters is concerned, all that required for planning at district level including the age-grade matrix is envisaged to collect. However, rural/urban distribution will not be made available.

AIHES & Status of Higher Education in India (2023)

By the end of 2003, the coverage of DISE has extended to about 460 of the 593 districts of the country. these districts are spread over 18 DPEP states. It is expected that all the districts of the country would adopt DISE in a year or two. The Government of India decided that the manual collection of information system will gradually be replaced by the DISE and the statistics generated by it will be accorded the status of the Official Statistics. Recently ELEMENTARY EDUCATION IN INDIA: WHERE DO WE STAND, ANALYTICAL REPORT 2006 was also launched. Barring a few numeric indicators, most of the indicators required for efficient planning at the district level is now available through the DISE. The number of schools, enrolment, teachers, pupil-teacher ratio, literacy rates etc. is available over a period of time. however, district-wise information is not available from the MHRD sources. But information on school education is available from the All-India Educational Surveys but the same is not properly disseminated and it is latest available for 2002-03.

Role of State Education MIS Systems in Improving the Quality of Education through the UDISEPlus (2023)

The computation of many of the identified indicators need age-specific population which is generally not readily available at the district level and for that propose population projection exercises would have to be initiated. Even though the raw data is available, it is not an easy task to compute indicators especially when the number of districts is more than 600. Because of DPEP and SSA interventions, awareness about indicators and its use in planning elementary education has significantly improved in the recent past. It is happy to note that all the districts across the country now develop annual elementary education plans which are primarily based on the DISE data.

More details about the information system is presented in the following components. Please note that many of these articles/reports have become old and need updating.

Status of UDISE & Planning under Samagra Shiksha

Education in India: Quantitative Expansion

Review of EMIS in Ghana, Cambodia, Iraq & Ghana

EMIS in Ghana

EMIS in Cambodia

EMIS in Iraq

NFE-MIS in Southern Sudan

Monitoring in Nepal

District Information System for Education (DISE) Documents

Quantitative Expansion

Educational Information System in India: Gaps and Limitations and Suggestions for Improvements

All India Educational Surveys


Data Requirements for Educational Planning

Role  of  Diagnosis  in Educational  Planning  by Arun C Mehta (Word File)

Role  of  Diagnosis  in Educational Planning by Arun C Mehta (PDF)

Concepts & Terms of Educational Planning by Y P Aggarwal

Indicators of Educational Development: Definitions & Real Life Data

Development and Utilization of MIS for Literacy Programmes

Need of Developing Local Level Information System

Development and Utilisation of Database for Literacy Programmes

DISE Flash Statistics & EDI: 2006-07

State Report Cards: 2005-06

Analytical Report: 2005-06

District Report Cards: 2005-06 (Volume I)

District Report Cards: 2005-06 (Volume II)

Student Flow at Primary Level

Elementary Education in Rural & Urban India

Report of Common School System

11th Five Year Plan: Elementary Education & SSA

DISE Flash Statistics & EDI

Presentation on EDI

Suggestive Framework for EDI Computation

1 Million+ School Report Cards

Elementary Education in India: Analytical Report 2005

Elementary Education in India: Analytical Report 2005 (Only Tables)

Selected Educational Statistics: 2004-05

State Report Cards 2005

Elementary Education in Rural India 2005

Elementary Education in Urban India 2005

District Report Cards 2005 (Volume I)

District Report Cards 2005 (Volume II)

Drop-out Rates based on DISE 2004 & 2005 Data

Elementary Education in India: Analytical Report 2004

Major Findings of Analytical Report 2004

Elementary Education in Unrecognised Schools in India: A Study of Punjab

Universalisation of Secondary Education: CABE Committee Report

Right to Education Bill 2005

Elementary Education in India: State Report Cards 2004

Elementary Education in India: District Report Cards 2004

Elementary Education in India: District Report Cards 2003

Elementary Education in India: Where do we stand? Analytical Report 2003

Final District-specific Population & Literacy Data (Zip)

District Report Cards 2003, Raw Data (Zip)

Projected Population (5-18 Year) by RGI up to 2016

Age-specific Population: 6-11, 11-14 & 6-14 Year Population

Modules for Quantitative Analysis of Educational Data

Download: Software for Education Planning & Management

Latest Additional School Statistics: 2006-07

District Report Cards: 2007-08, Volume I & II

10th Joint Review Mission Report (July 20 to 31, 2009)

DISE 2007-08: District-specific Data on All Indicators

State Report Cards: 2007-08, Raw Data

District Report Cards: 2007-08, Volume I & II

10th Joint Review Mission Report (July 20 to 31, 2009)

DISE 2007-08: District-specific Data on All Indicators

Elementary Education in Rural India 2007-08

Elementary Education in Urban India 2007-08

DISE Flash Statistics: 2007-08

State Report Cards: 2007-08

Review of EMIS in Cambodia, Iraq, Nepal and Southern-Sudan

DISE Flash Statistics: 2009-10

State Report Cards: 2008-09

Education Development Index & Analysis: DISE 2009-10

DISE Flash Statistics: 2008-09

Elementary Education in Rural India 2008-09

Elementary Education in Urban India 2008-09

Elementary Education in India: Analytical Report (Last Seven Years)

Elementary Education in India: District Report Cards (Last Eight Years)

Elementary Education in India: State Report Cards (Last Eight Years)

Elementary Education in India: Flash Statistics (Last Four Years)

U-DISE Publications: 2000-01 to 2013-14

U-DISE Report Module

Selected Educational Statistics of MHRD

Educational Statistics at a Glance, MHRD, 2014

All India Survey on Higher Education, MHRD, 2011-12, Key Results

All India School Education Surveys (NCERT, 1st to 8th Survey)

Forty Years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019 (e-Book)

Forty years of Arun C Mehta at NIEPA: 1980 to 2019

Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021

UDISE, Interview of Prof. Arun C Mehta in Times of India, New Delhi, 21st September 2021