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  1. What is All India School Education Survey?
  2. So far how many educational surveys have been conducted?
  3. What is the reference date of Eighth All India School Education Survey?
  4. On what parameters we can attain data from 8th AISES?
  5. Can we get reports of previous surveys?
  6. Whom to I contact in case my school is not included in the School directory?
  7. What kind of schools are covered under 8th AISES?
  8. How far AISES is different from other parallel survey like DISE?
  9. Is this Survey location specific, basis for selection / location?
  10. What are the envisaged out puts from the Survey?
  11. What is the target date of completion of the survey?
  12. What are the additional items being covered under 8th AISES?
  13. What are the various committees constituted for the smooth conduct of the survey?
  14. Do this Survey collect information on unrecognized schools?
  1. What is All India School Education Survey?
    All India School Education Survey is a mega project of MHRD. The Department of Educational Surveys and Data Processing (DES&DP), NCERT is the nodal agency to undertake the survey. The survey is conducted in the entire country and practically it's the school census of all recognized schools existing in the country as on the reference date of the survey. survey findings are of immense help to education planners, administrators and researchers. The survey covers data on various aspects of school education which will be collected on census basis. This will include information on availability of schooling facility for Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary stages in the habitation/village; management-wise and area-wise Schools; religious minority school; class-wise enrolment (total SC, ST and OBC by sex); condition of school buildings; basic facilities like drinking water, urinals and lavatories; housing facility for women teachers; medical check up and vaccination; teachers; teachers and their qualification; full-time regular teachers in position according to age-group, sex and age; incentive schemes for students, languages taught and languages used as medium of instruction; library facilities etc. in secondary and higher secondary schools etc. The details of the items covered in respect of School Education can be seen from tools available on the website.

  2. So far how many educational surveys have been conducted?
    So far seven education surveys have been conducted. The present one is Eighth in the series and is termed as 8th All India School Education Survey (8th AISES). The first All India School Education Survey (AISES) was undertaken in 1957 by the then Union Ministry of education GOI. Subsequently the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh surveys were conducted in the year 1965, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1993 & 2002. by NCERT at the behest of MHRD.


  3. What is the reference date of Eighth All India School Education Survey?
    The reference date of Eighth All India School Education Survey is 30th September, 2009.

  4. On what parameters data will be available from 8th AISES?
    The 8th AISES tends to provides information related to various stages of school education. This information pertains to infrastructural facilities, enrollment of students, teachers etc.

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  5. Can we get reports of previous surveys?
    Yes, one can get the reports of previous surveys which contain tabulated data. The output of the seventh survey in form of the following reports were published-
    • Schooling Facilities in Rural Area
    • School, Physical and Ancillary Facilities
    • Media of Instruction and Languages Taught
    • Incentive Schemes
    • Teachers and their Qualifications
    • Schools for Physically Challenged Children
    • Specific Facilities in Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools
    • Pre-Primary Education and Alternative Schooling
    • Enrolment in Schools
    The reports are available on website www. ncert.nic.in

  6. Whom to contact in case a school is not included in the School directory?
    Inform Block Education Officer (BEO) / Town Level Education Officer (TEO) in case a recognized school existing as on reference date of 8th AISES is missing in school directory. BEO\ TEO, in turn, will inform to the District survey officer (DSO) about the recognized school existing as on reference date of 8th AISES and missing in school directory, for inclusion in the School Directory.


  7. What kind of schools are covered under 8th AISES?
    The Survey will be capturing all the recognized schools of the country existing as on reference date of 8th AISES, i.e. 30th September, 2009.


  8. How far AISES is different from other parallel survey like DISE?
    The AISES is an intensive survey covering all the stages of school education. It covers all recognized schools in the country and it includes a large number of aspects and data elements.


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  10. Is this Survey location specific, basis for selection / location?
    No, it is not location specific. It covers the whole country.


  11. What are the envisaged outputs from the survey?
    Survey reports in print form covering various aspects of school education will be available in print form as well on the portal of AISES. In addition, a computerized database with respect to each and every school, village and town is envisaged to be developed which can be used for in-depth analysis.


  12. What is the target date of completion of the survey?
    The target date of completion of the survey is September, 2011.


  13. What are the additional items being covered under 8th AISES?
    Many new items have been included in 8th AISES. Below is given a list of some important new items.
    • Number of students by gender and degree of disability and type of disability
    • Vocational area wise enrolment and availability of teachers at higher secondary stage.
    • Enrolment of students by single year age.
    • Para-teachers with trained and untrained category-wise.
    • The information of equipments and material in the school like; Television, Computer Printers, Radio/ Transistor, Cassettes/CD/DVD and Tape Recorder etc.
    • Laboratory facility for subjects-Psychology and vocational courses at Higher Secondary Stage.
    • Enrolment of OBC and teachers belonging to social group-OBC.
    • Availability of Internet connectivity and LAN in the schools/colleges, separate computer teachers trained in the use of computer and teaching through computer.
    • Frequency of medical checkup, items under medical checkup and mode of investigation.
    • Teaching of Social Science and Science at Upper Primary and Secondary Stage.
    • Mid day meal scheme for children at Upper Primary and form of mid day meal.
    • Use of school premises as CRC under SSA.

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  14. What are the various committees constituted for the smooth conduct of the survey.
    There are three main committees constituted for the smooth conduct of the survey this includes-
    • Steering Committee: The committee is consulted under Chairmanship of Education Secretary (School Education, MHRD) and will have representatives form MHRD, NCERT, NIC, RGI, NSSO, CSO and States/UTs. This committee will guide and monitor the progress of the survey and take administrative decisions from time to time.
    • Advisory Committee: To Provide academic and administrative support in the execution of the survey and to monitor the progress of the survey. The Director NCERT is the chairman of the committee and Head DES&DP is the member convener. Members are drawn from various organizations involved in the national level survey projects.
    • State Level Monitoring Review Committee: For providing administrative and operational support to the State Survey Unit. This Committee will be headed by the principal secretary / commissioner of Education / secretary of the State Government / UT Administration. In order to have close coordination between state and national teams, NCERT and NIC HQ are to be represented on this Committee. The State Survey Officer is the member-convener of the Committee.

  15. Do this Survey collect information on unrecognized schools?
    Yes, the 8th AISES will collect the information on Class-wise enrolment and Stage-wise teachers for the unrecognized schools with Primary / Upper Primary Classes.
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