Delhi Government schools are doing miracles and giving tough competition to private schools. 

Generally, when we talk about Indian government schools, we visualize poor infrastructure, classrooms stuffed with students, underprivileged kids dressed in shabby uniforms, reckless teaching staff and everything that a school should not have. We are not completely wrong. This is how the situation of most of the schools ran by the government. No student would benefit from such an educational organization.

Schoolgirls sit inside their classroom before collecting their free mid-day meals, being distributed by a government-run primary school, in New Delhi May 8, 2013. India may soon pass a new law to give millions more people cheap food, fulfilling an election promise of the ruling Congress party that could cost about $23 billion a year and take a third of annual grain production. The National Food Security Bill, which aims to feed 70 percent of the population, could widen India’s already swollen budget deficit next year, increasing the risk to its coveted investment-grade status. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA – Tags: EDUCATION POLITICS FOOD) – RTXZEKN

However, we are not completely right as well. Arvind Kejriwal runs Delhi Government seems to be the exception to aforesaid situations. Government schools in Delhi are not like most of the ones from across the country. Rather, they have better infrastructure, facility and teaching staff than most of the private schools as well.

These schools are giving the private ones a run for their money. 

Spanking new buildings & infrastructures, smart classrooms equipped with digital screens & AV facilities, different activity rooms for students to pursue their interests, Swimming Pool & Sports Grounds, and mid-day meals. Not only this, the parents can monitor their ward & the classroom on CCTV through a mobile application. Students are being taught moral & cultural value through a happiness curriculum.

Apart from being free from any over-pricing of tuition fees, the mid-day meals for students till class 8th is also free of cost and students of 9th to 12th have to pay only Rs. 20 a month. 

Schools under the Delhi government are changing the face of government-sponsored primary and higher secondary education. And this is a proven fact. As per the rankings issued by Education World, three Delhi government-run schools have made it to the list of India’s Top 10 Governments Day School.

The list includes:

Rank 1: Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Sec 10 Dwarka, New Delhi

Rank 5: Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Raj Path Nagar, New Delhi

Rank 7: Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Sec 11 Rohini, New Delhi

Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Sec 10 Dwarka, New Delhi has been ranked as the best government-run day school in India, consecutively for the 2nd time. 

The forum Education World (EW) is a portal for educators, teachers and parents which issues rankings for schools every year pan India. They consider the following parameters for ranking the schools:

  • Teachers’ welfare and development
  • Teachers’ competence
  • Academic reputation
  • Co-curricular education
  • Sports education
  • Life skills education
  • Individual attention to students
  • Leadership/management
  • Parents involvement
  • Infrastructure quality
  • Internationalism
  • Special needs education
  • Value for money and community service

The rigorous & recurring improvement in the educational facilities in these schools has brought them on top. Not only these 3 but every school of Delhi is improvising in terms of educational staff, classrooms, theoretical & and extra-curricular etc.

It doesn’t seem surprising that the schools have made it to the top and that students care to miss not even a single day of the amazing school experience. Parents do not feel hesitant to send them to schools and are happy with how the children are partaking in the learning. Educational staff is making efforts to make learning attractive and interactive. The girl students in the school have excelled their educational performances by gaining the highest marks in board exams. Schools are aiming to prioritize transparency and accountability in the system.

Delhi Government’s efforts for education has set a new benchmark for other states. Not only this, Private schools are getting a taste of their own medicine. The schools which charged hefty fees from parents in the name of sparkling infrastructure, smart class facilities, mid-day meals etc are learning a lesson from Delhi Government schools as they are providing these exorbitant facilities for a negligible amount of fees.

The situations have turned out to be so opposite than expected that a large number of parents come rushing for their ward’s admission as soon as the government announces admission openings. Education is the first and foremost right as well as the duty of every citizen. With the schools improvising their systems, we can expect some kind of revolution in the state of education in the country.