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Brain-booster / 26 May 2023

Brain Booster for UPSC & State PCS Examination (Topic: PM SHRI Schools)


Why in Broadcast?

  • The Ministry of Education has shortlisted around 9,000 schools from across the country for its flagship Pradhan Mantri Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI). The institutions were selected from over 2.5 lakh government schools.

About PM SHRI Schools

  • This scheme is for development of more than 14500 schools across the country.
  • PM SHRI Schools will showcase all components of the National Education Policy 2020.
  • The PM SHRI schools will deliver quality teaching for the cognitive development of students.
  • It will strive to create and nurture holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with key 21st century skills.
  • Scheme of PM SHRI schools is to be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • The total cost of project is Rs. 27360 crore with central share of Rs. 18128 crore for the period of five years from year 2022-23 to 2026-27.

Key Features

  • PM SHRI will provide high-quality education in an equitable, inclusive and joyful school environment.
  • It will take care of the diverse background, multilingual needs, and different academic abilities of children.
  • It will make them active participants in their own learning process as per the vision of NEP 2020.
  • The PM SHRI Schools will be developed as Green schools, incorporating the following environment friendly aspects:
  • Solar panels and LED lights,
  • Nutrition gardens with natural farming,
  • Waste management, plastic free,
  • Water conservation and harvesting,
  • Study of traditions/practices related to protection of environment,
  • Climate change related hackathon
  • Awareness generation to adopt sustainable lifestyle.
  • Pedagogy adopted in these schools will be:
  • More experiential, holistic,
  • Integrated, play/toy-based
  • Inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented,
  • Learner-centred, discussion-based
  • Flexible and enjoyable.

Major Illustrative Interventions

  • Quality and Innovation
  • Beneficiary oriented entitlements under RTE Act. 100% of PM SHRI Schools will receive Science and Math Kits.
  • Annual School Grants
  • Encouraging flexibility in choice of subjects offered to students.
  • SHRI Schools will be covered under ICT, smart classrooms and digital initiatives.
  • Strengthening of existing infrastructure
  • Green School initiatives.

Quality Assurance of PM SHRI Schools

  • Showcase of NEP 2020.
  • Student registry for tracking enrolment and learning progress.
  • Improvement in learning outcomes of each child to achieve levels above state and national average.
  • Every middle grade child exposed/oriented to cutting edge and 21st century skills.
  • Every secondary grade child passes out with at least one skill.
  • Sports, Arts, ICT for every child.
  • These schools will be developed as vibrant schools focusing on all round development of children.


  • More than 18 lakh students are expected to be direct beneficiaries of the scheme. Futher impact will be generated through the mentoring and handholding of the schools in vicinity of PM SHRI schools.