Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE+) Plus


In view of the limitations in the educational statistics, Ministry of HRD/Education initiated District Information System for Education (DISE) as a part of District Primary Education Programme in 1994-95. At that time the responsibility of data collection under school education was the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry which had the following limitations because of which DISE which later become UDISE/UDISE-plus  was initiated: shortage of qualified staff, lack of training  facilities and  coordination between different data collecting agencies, multiplicity of questionnaires, deliberate non-response or willful mis-reporting,  delay in data collection, non-response and  delays in printing of documents.  Some of the other problems were lack of proper appreciation of the importance of educational statistics, ambiguous definitions, inadequate and in-explicit instructions and deficiencies in analysis and tabulation.  Amongst these, data-gaps , question-marked on the reliability of data and lack of disaggregated data were the issues of the main concern. Because of interventions through DISE/UDISE, most of these limitations were taken care of by the efforts made by NIEPA, UNICEF and Ministry of HRD/Education. through DISE/UDISE. Some of the salient achievement of DISE/UDISE is listed below:

Landmark Achievements: UDISE up to the Year 2017

  • Through the concerted efforts, MIS units have been made operational both at the district and state levels across the country and are equipped with necessary hardware and software.
  • The U-DISE has eliminated data gaps as comprehensive information on all aspects of school education is now available over a period of time at all disaggregated levels, such as school, cluster, block, district, state, and national levels.
  • Both the district elementary as well as secondary education plans are exclusively based on U-DISE data and annual plans were used to be developed based on the current year data which were submitted to the PAB for appraisal and approval.
  • Liberalization of data to ensure that data reaches all data users in a user-friendly mode. A separate online channel was devoted to easy hassle-free downloading of the data and online generation of reports as per the requirement of users on hundreds of parameters.
  • What is more remarkable about U-DISE is that it has drastically reduced the time-lag in the availability of educational statistics, which is now down from 7-8 years to about a year at the national level, and only a few months at the district and state levels.
  • A set of 15 publications were used to be brought out annually covering both elementary as well as secondary levels of education.

Since the inception in 1994-15, DISE-UDISE at the national level was located at NIEPA, New Delhi which was later shifted to Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education. From the year 2018-19, UDISE which was renamed as UDISE-plus is being managed by the Ministry through the NIC, New Delhi located in the Shastri Bhawan. In this section few of the documents brought out by the Ministry concerning UDISE-plus status of school education in India based on data generated through UDISE-plus, sample Data Capture Format (DCF) of a few states, how much we gained through UDISE-plus, new data sharing policy developed by the Ministry etc., have been presented. Readers are advised to please refer original source of information and provide complete reference/source in further use of data in any form. Data can be  downloaded from the official webpage, UDISE-plus website.

UDISE-plus Documents

Unified District Information System in India Plus (UDISE Plus), April 2019, Ministry of Education

UDISE Plus Data Sharing Policy Ministry of Education Hindi

UDISE Plus Data Sharing Policy Ministry of Education

UDISE Data Analysis

How Much we Gained: A Case of U-DISE-Plus

Strengthening Educational Management Information System in India through U-DISE(A Story of its Evolution)


State-specific Documents

Delhi 2019-20 Data Capture Format & SDMIS

UDISE 2020-21 Haryana-FAQ

UDISE Data Capture Format Haryana 2020-21

U-DISE Plus 2020-21 Haryana Heap Module

UDISE Data Analysis

UDISE Publications brought out by NIEPA