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Stars Programme

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: PIB


Context: The Ministry of Education and the World Bank organized a workshop on School-to-Work Transition under the STARS Program.


Aim: The workshop aimed to strengthen vocational education and discuss skill gap analysis in the six STARS states.


About STARS Programme:

The Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) Programme is a world bank aided initiative, to improve the quality and governance of school education in six Indian states of Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan through the Samagra Shiksha.


Type of SchemeIt would be implemented as a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme under the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.


ObjectivesImprove learning assessment systems, strengthen classroom instruction and remediation, facilitate school-to-work transition, and strengthen governance and decentralized management.
Expected BeneficiariesAround 250 million students (between the age of 6 and 17) in 1.5 million schools and over 10 million teachers will benefit from this USD 500 million programme.
VisionThe program strengthens public school education and supports India’s goal of providing ‘Education for All’.
Components of the Project
Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC)This component enables the program to be responsive to any natural, man-made, and health disasters. It helps the government respond to situations leading to loss of learning such as school closures/infrastructure damage and inadequate facilities.
PARAKHPARAKH serves as a National Assessment Centre. It sets norms for student assessment and evaluation for all school boards across the country. It also guides standardized testing to monitor learning outcomes at the state and national levels.
Success Stories


India has successfully achieved gender parity in enrolment in primary education but that is not the case in secondary education. India has significantly improved access to education across the country.