Wednesday, 28 August 2019

SHAGUN - Union HRD Minister launches Integrated Online junction for School Education ‘Shagun’. Shagun is one of world’s largest system of its kind to improve school education. New Delhi, 28th August, 2019

Government of  India 


Union  HRD Minister  launches  Integrated  Online  junction  for  School  Education  ‘Shagun’. Shagun  is one  of  world’s  largest system  of  its kind  to improve  school  education:  Shri Ramesh  Pokhriyal  ‘Nishank’ 

New  Delhi 
28th  August, 2019 

    Union  Human  Resource  Development  Minister  Shri  Ramesh  Pokhriyal  ‘Nishank’  launched  one of  world’s  largest  Integrated  Online  Junction  for  –  School  Education  ‘Shagun’  in  New  Delhi today.  The  Minister  of  State  for  HRD,  Shri  Sanjay  Shamrao  Dhotre  was  also  present  on  the occasion.

    School  Education  Shagun  (URL:  htpp://  is  an  over-arching  initiative  to improve    school  education  system  by  creating  a  junction  for  all  online  portals  and  websites relating  to  various  activities  of  the  Department  of  School  Education  and  Literacy  in  the Government of  India and  all  States and  Union Territories. 

    Speaking  on  the  occasion,  Shri  Pokhriyal  said  that  the  word  Shagun  is  coined  from  two  different words-  ‘Shala’  meaning  Schools  and  ‘Gunvatta’  meaning  Quality  and  this  online  junction  of different  websites  and  portals  into  a  single  platform  will  enhance  the  accessibility  of  information relating  to  schools  and will  ensure  a  holistic  approach  to transform education sector.

    The  Minister  informed  that  websites  of  1200  KendriyaVidyalayas,  600  NavodayaVidyalayas, 18000  other  CBSE  affiliated  schools,  30  SCERTs,  19000  organisations  affiliated  with  NTCE among  others  are  integrated  with  Shagun.  Report  cards  of  15  lakh  schools  all  over  the  country will  be  available  on  the  newly  created  junction,  the  Minister  explained.  The  portal  seeks  to connect  approximately  92  lakh  teachers  and  26  crore  students.  He  added  that  the  websiteprovides a  very  robust  feedback  mechanism.  Common  people  can  directly  give  their  feedback  about schools  which  will  further  increase  the  public  participation  and  will  ensure  accountability  and transparency.

    He  added  that  recourse  to  this  single  source  of  information  will  immensely  benefit  all  the stakeholders,  viz.  the  parents  and  the  general  public,  the  heads  of  the  schools,  the  teachers,  the students, the  policy  makers, the  officials and the  researchers.

    Shri  Pokhriyal  also  informed  that  the  website  also  provides  vital  information  relating  to availability  of  nearby  schools,  navigable  distance  vis-a  vis  aerial  distance  between  schools thereby  helping  the policy  makers in taking  informed decisions.

    He  also  announced  the  setting  up  of  the  Integrated  National  School  Education  Treasury (INSET)  which  envisages  a  fully  integrated,  instantly  accessible  and  seamless  information network  for  all  parameters relating  to the  students,  teachers, and schools  in the  country.
The  main  focus will be on the following  areas:

  •   Reinforcing  and  cleaning  the  data  of  the  Integrated  Online  Junction  through  feedback from Stakeholders
  •   Ensuring  full  inter-operability  among  the  websites,  portals  and  applications  which  are already  hosted in the  junction
  •   Creating  high  quality  e-contents,  including  quizzes  and  puzzles  to  enhance  learning  and also for  teachers in aiding   classroom transactions
  •   Using  artificial  intelligence  and  deep  machine  learning  in  a  variety  of  ways  to  enhance the quality  of school education including  for designing  evidence  based inventions.

  • A  booklet giving  features  and benefits of  Shagun  was also released on the  occasion.

        Speaking  on  the occasion,the  Minister of  the  State  for  HRD Shri Sanjay  ShamraoDhotre  said that the  newly  created  platform  will  provide  all  school  related  information  at  one  place  .  This  will help students, parents  and  other  stakeholders  in ensuring  all  round  development of  the  child. This platform  will  not  only  give  information  but  people  can  also  give  their  suggestions,  which  will help in the creation of  a  better system.

        Smt.  Rina  Ray,  Secretary,  Department  of  School  Education  and  Literacy,  MHRD  and  other officials of the  Ministry  were  also present on the  occasion.

    The  integrated online junction is  accessible at 

    SE  Shagun  -  English (PDF)  Booklet 
    SE  Shagun  -  Hindi  (PDF)  Booklet




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