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Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan is a unique educational programme which has been designed in such a way to respond effectively to the emerging demands of our society and rapid developments that are taking place due to liberalization Privatization and Globalization. This is clearly the next step after universalizing elementary education. Universalisation of Access, Quality improvements, Equity, Institutional reforms and strengthening of resource institutions are key strategies to achieve the target of Universalizing secondary education. Universalisation of secondary education denotes two processes. Firstly Access, This means universal provision of secondary schools and universal enrolment of children in the age group of 14 to 18 group . All children in the age group of 14 to 18 should have access to secondary schools. There should not be any discrimination on grounds of sex, religion, caste, place, or socio economic status. Secondly Success:- By simple providing access to secondary schools we cannot claim that we have universalized secondary education. Along with access to schools we should make adequate provisions in the schools so that children can experience success in secondary education. Adequate number of trained teachers, qualitative learning and teaching materials, aids and equipment, classrooms, etc. should be provided in each and every school to facilitate successful completion of secondary education. Success is to be determined in terms of attainment of Minimum Levels of Learning which means most of the students would acquire most of the competencies.

School Norms

Access :

One of the objective of the RMSA is to improve the access of secondary school facilities by providing school access with in the proximity of 5 KMs. In the context of Access the districts conducted School mapping exercise and identified the elementary schools having class 8th as the higher class to upgrad with 9th standard as per the norms of RMSA. During the planning process the districts analyse the data and identify the habitations required secondary school facility through consultations.

Norms for Upgradation of Higher Primary Schools to High Schools.

Norms for approving new secondary schools under RMSA.


Upgradation for the year 2015-16.

Upgradation for the year 2011-12 - Due to SR rate Upgradation has not sanctioned.

Upgradation for the year 2010-11 English | Kannada.

Upgradation for the year 2009-10 English | Kannada.



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