Model Schools

SCHEME FOR SETTING UP OF MODEL SCHOOLS

Concept

Basically a model school will have infrastructure and facilities of the same standard as in a Kendriya Vidyalayas and with stipulations on pupil -teacher ratio, ICT usage, holistic educational environment, appropriate curriculum and emphasis on output and outcome. Some of the key features of a model school will be:

  • Education provided in a Model school should be holistic and integral touching upon physical, emotional and aesthetic development in addition to academics.
  • Necessary infrastructure will be provided in such schools not only for satisfying teaching needs, but also for sports and co-curricular activities.
  • There will be sufficient scope for sports, recreation and outdoor activities. Facilities like play ground, gardens, auditorium etc. will be provided in Model schools.
  • These schools will have adequate ICT infrastructure, Internet connectivity and full time computer teachers.
  • The Teacher Pupil Ratio should not exceed 1:25 and the classrooms will be spacious enough to accommodate at least 30 students. However, classroom-students ratio will not exceed 1:40.
  • These schools will be provided with Arts and Music Teachers besides subject specific teachers as per the usual norms. These schools will also create facility for activities emphasizing Indian heritage and art & craft.
  • Special emphasis will be given on teaching of Science, Maths and English. If required, bridge-courses may be introduced for weak students.
  • The school curricula include the material/items that inculcate leadership qualities, team spirit, participation abilities, development of soft skills and ability to deal with real life situations.
  • Health Education and health check up will be introduced in these schools.
  • A good library with books and magazines for students and teachers will be provided.
  • Field trips and educational tours will be an integral part of the curriculum.
  • Medium of instruction will be left to State Governments. However, special emphasis will be given on English teaching & spoken English.
  • Model schools will have appropriate pace setting activities so that schools in the neighborhood can benefit.
Objectives

  •  To have at least one good quality Secondary School in every EBB.
  •  To have a pace setting role for these schools.
  •  To try out innovative curriculum and pedagogy.
  •  To try out innovative evaluation and school governance.
  •  To give access to quality Secondary Education to the talented students in rural areas
Implementation

  • Model Schools will have classes from VI to XII, each class having two sections with state syllabus. Medium of instruction and Curriculum
  • Medium of instruction for these schools will be English.
  • Three Language Formula which is in existence in the State will be followed.
  • Special emphasis will also be given in teaching of Science and Mathematics.
  • Teaching Methodologies will help students to improve their analytical and critical thinking abilities.
  • Along with scholastic subjects, the new scholastic subjects like Physical Education and Yoga, Moral Education, Work Experience, Projects etc., will be implemented so that the holistic approach has to be attained.
  •  For the purpose of calculating the financial requirements, the non-recurring cost for setting up a school on KV template with an estimated cost of Rs. 3.02 crore. The recurring cost is around Rs. 0.75 crore per annum is provided for each school.
  • Out of 737 EBB Mandals Government of India sanctioned 355 Model schools in the first phase during the year 2010 - 11.
Showing the District wise sanctioned Model Schools in the State

Sl.No District N0. Of EBB Blocks/Mandals Identified By MHRD No. of Schools Sanctioned Phase-I No. of Schools Sanctioned Phase-II
1 Srikakulam 32 14 8
2 Vizianagaram 33 16 4
3 Visakhapatnam 34 5 20
4 East Godavari 8 2 4
5 Krishna 3 2 1
6 Guntur 23 14 5
7 Prakasam 37 11 18
8 Nellore 10 10 0
9 Chittoor 20 18 1
10 Kadapa 29 10 17
11 Ananthapur 61 25 24
12 Kurnool 51 36 7
13 Mahabubnagar 64 7 40
14 Rangareddy 25 19 6
15 Medak 43 24 9
16 Nizamabad 36 16 14
17 Adilabad 52 14 34
18 Karimnagar 51 47 0
19 Warangal 46 30 10
20 Khammam 33 2 7
21 Nalgonda 46 33 5
  Total 737 355 234


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