STARS Programme | World Bank Project | UPSC

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STARS Programme | World Bank Project | UPSC

STARS Programme | World Bank Project | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Cabinet approval for school education reform project

      WHY IN NEWS:

The STARS programme is partly funded by the World Bank

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of HRD/MOE
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Scheme : Education

      ISSUE: 

World Bank will contribute ₹3,700 crore for the project.

STARS PROGRAMME

MAJOR COMPONENTS

A major component of the project is the establishment of PARAKH ((Performance Assessment, Review, and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development) as a National Assessment Centre.

  • Included in the National Education Policy 2020, this autonomous institution under the Union Education Ministry will set norms for student assessment.
  • To strengthen MOE’s national data systems to capture robust and authentic data on retention, transition and completion rates of students.
  • To support MOE in improving states PGI scores by incentivizing states governance reform agenda through SIG (State Incentive Grants).

AT THE STATE LEVEL

  • Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Foundational Learning
  • Improving Learning Assessment Systems
  • Strengthening classroom instruction and remediation through teacher development and school leadership
  • Governance and Decentralized Management for Improved Service Delivery.
  • Strengthening Vocational education in schools through mainstreaming, career guidance and counselling, internships and coverage of out of school children

OBJECTIVES

  • FUNDING SCIENCE PROJECTS : To fund science projects which are translational, i.e. which have direct implications for the progress of the country, through a competitive process in an open and transparent manner.
  • RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT : Basic thrust would be to take stock of an existing problem and work backwards towards conducting research for a solution.
  • TRANSLATIONAL APPROACH : Promoting an inter-disciplinary & translational approach in research for synergy, de-duplication and greater comprehensiveness & relevance of research activity.

  Orient science towards addressing needs & issues of the country in key sectors like health, agriculture, energy, environment, security etc.

OUTLAY

  • The Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project will have a total project cost of ₹5,718 crore.
  • The World Bank’s support amounting to about ₹3,700 crore ($500 million).

FOCUS AREAS

  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Nanosciences
  • Data Science and Mathematics
  • Earth Sciences

ELIGIBILITY

  • Permanent faculty members from Higher Educational institutions
  • Non-MHRD funded Institutions with NIRF ranking within 100 (overall category) or NAAC 3.26 and above (colleges or universities).
  • Private Institutions from MHRD funded research institutions will not be eligible. 

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • STARS program supports projects that further its mission of promoting translational, India- centric research in six basic thrust areas.
  • The main idea is to identify a societally relevant problem and identify the scientific question that needs to be addressed.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | STARS Programme | World Bank Project | UPSC

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