Systemic transformation of the delivery and quality of education in the state.

Program Overview

The Directorate of Elementary Education (DEE) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) have partnered with Samagra to transform elementary education in the state. The focus of the programme “Samarth” is to improve the learning levels of students in the state's 15,000 schools through systemic interventions. The key objectives of the program are:

  • Improving learning levels by 8-10 percentage points
  • Achieving grade-level competencies for 75% students
  • Ensuring that Himachal is among top 3 states in NAS










Our initiatives

Seekhne ke Pratifal

Chapters to Competencies

Shifting the focus from ‘chapters’ to ‘competencies’ in the classroom, a subject-wise list of expected learning outcomes for classes 1 to 8 have been distributed to schools in the form of attractive charts called 'Seekhne Ke Pratifal'.

Textbook distribution

Textbook Distribution

Distributing 55 lakh textbooks in 15,000 schools before the commencement of the academic session. Despite extreme weather, and two academic cycles, Himachal has become the first state in the country to achieve this feat.

Review and Moitoring

Review & Monitoring

Institutionalisation of a data-backed review and monitoring mechanism to identify challenges in schools and find implementable solutions to them. Review of over 7500 schools, covering 4 lakh students has been completed in the past few months.


e-SMS Portal

Creation of a specialized e-SMS portal to assist the Elementary Education Department send official communication directly to directly to stakeholders like teachers, block officers, and district officers, over SMS. Over 5,00,000 SMSes have been utilised till now in the past 9 months


Online School Development Plan

Introduction of an online portal for submission of "School Development Plan". The portal allows schools to self-define actionable targets, increasing accountability and enabling centralised monitoring.

Classroom assessment

Measuring Classroom Assessment

Digitisation and analysis of student level assessment data of nearly 4 lakh elementary students. The process is made possible through large scale use of OMR technology. An online assessment dashboard has been created for enabling data backed decision making.

Khas Shiksha

Best practice sharing

Khaas Shiksha is a continuous mechanism of recognition to celebrate teachers who undertake innovative and effective teaching practices in their schools. The overall objective is to promote best-practice sharing.