Gross Enrolment Ratio in schools at primary level increased to 85.61%, upper primary level from to 83.96% and secondary level to 79.15%. Contributing to this success story, there were no dropouts in 2017-18 with the decrease in from 5.2% to 0.43% in upper primary level. Significant improvement in student learning outcomes across the State as per the National Achievement Survey 2017 was made. 10,313 teachers were recruited through DSC 2014 and DSC 2018 will be conducted to recruit 10,351 teachers.
Virtual classrooms are being implemented in 4,000 schools with the objective of providing quality education to students and make the teaching-learning experience enjoyable, informative and effective. The basic installation has already been carried out in 2,952 schools. 1,264 schools are proposed to be covered in Phase I. For the last 4 years, 1,654 students of SSC were felicitated with Prathibha Awards. Under Badikosta scheme, girl students are being distributed with 5,62,338 bicycles to Class IX and 3,80,782 to class VIII & IX, for the academic year 2018-2019.
40% Gross Enrolment Ratio by 2029 and 100% by 2050
Gross Enrolment Ratio of Andhra Pradesh is 32.4 in comparison to the national average of 25.2. With a target to achieve 40% Gross Enrolment Ratio by 2029 and 100% by 2050, the following initiatives are taken up,
An amount of Rs. 12 Cr per college is sanctioned under RUSA to establish New Model Degree Colleges at Pendlimarri, YSR Kadapa District and Araku (W), Visakhapatnam District.
An amount of Rs. 4 Cr per college is sanctioned for upgradation to Model GDC under RUSA Government Degree College, Salur Government Degree College, Paderu.
For the last 3 years, 4,416 students were given Prathiba Awards. Total of 212 meritorious teachers were awarded. 51,000 SC and 16,000 ST students were given financial assistance by providing textbooks during last 4 years (2014-18) under Book bank scheme.
78 government and aided colleges were accredited by NAAC. State level Quality Assurance Coordination Cell was established under RUSA reform with a vision of making 100% NAAC accredited colleges by 2022.
Since the year 2014-15, 79,039 students are trained and 17,530 students are placed under skill development. Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, in collaboration with the British Council, has launched a pilot project to provide professional training to 2,500 teachers and employability training to 100,000 students.
Self-Employment Schemes Adopted Between 2014-18
- Placements through Job fairs 2017-18 - 95,460
- SC Corporation: 1.98 Lakh people benefited, 2,736 Cr invested
- ST Corporation: 7,927 95 Cr invested
- BC Corporation (2014-18): 2.21 Lakh people benefited, 1,140 Cr invested
- BC Federations (2015-18): 0.60 Lakh people benefited, 221 Cr invested
- Kapu Swayam Upadhi (2015-18): 1.38 Lakh people benefited, 1,873 Cr invested
- Minority Corporation: 0.23 Lakh people benefited, 162 Cr invested
- Brahmin Corporation: 0.90 Lakh people benefited, 147 Cr invested
Placement linked Centrally Sponsored Programmes like DDU-GKY (Deendayal Upadhyaya Gramin Kaushalya Yojana) and PMKKY (Pradhana Manthri Khanij Kshetra Kalyana Yojana) are showing commendable results. 35,100 aspirants were trained through DDU-GKY program, making AP the 3rd best State whereas PMKKY program ranked AP in top 5 States by training 1050 aspirants.
Through the Skill upgrading programs to increase employability, Siemens is training 1,00,000 engineering and polytechnic students. Dassault Systems are training 1,00,000 engineering and polytechnic students in the time period of 3 years in aerospace, automobile and ship designing and 1,00,000 students are being trained in communication skills to increase proficiency in English by British Council for English Communication Skills Project.