Five Northeast States – Assam, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya – are among the worst performers in regards to school education, as per the latest Performance Grading Index.
On Sunday, the Union Education Ministry released the Performance Grading Index for the season 2019-2020.
The score is derived using databases on 70 parameters such as access, equity, governance processes, infrastructure and facilities, and learning outcomes that are mostly self-reported by the States but vetted by the Centre, with National Achievement Survey data also being incorporated.
Meghalaya is placed in the bottom of the chart with just 649 points. Tripura was the best Northeast State as per the index and is placed at the 20th spot with 801 points.
The rankings of the eight Northeast States as per the Performance Grading Index are:
20th – Tripura with 801 points.
24th – Sikkim with 772 points.
25th – Manipur with 767 points.
31st – Assam with 738 points.
32nd – Mizoram with 723 points.
34th – Arunachal with 698 points.
35th – Nagaland with 667 points.
36th – Meghalaya with 649 points.
Meanwhile, Punjab topped the chart with 929 points, followed by Chandigarh with 912 points and Tamil Nadu with 906 points.