Karnataka is the eighth largest Indian state by area. With over 61 million inhabitants (2011), Karnataka is the ninth largest state by population, comprising 30 districts. Kannada is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. Since the 1980s, Karnataka has emerged as the pan-Indian leader in the field of information technology, earning the state capital, Bangalore, the sobriquet Silicon Valley of India.Karnataka also leads the nation in biotechnology and is home to India's largest bio-cluster. The state also accounts for 75% of India's floriculture.
|Approximate Population||6.11 Crore||5.29 Crore|
|Percentage of total Population||5.05%||5.14%|
|Total Child Population (0-6 Age)||6,855,801||7,182,100|
|Literacy||75.60 %||66.64 %|
|Male Literacy||82.85 %||76.06 %|
|Female Literacy||68.13 %||57.80 %|
The State Institute in Karnataka is located in Bangalore. The District Institutes are located in
Overarching goal:Namma Shale Plus program is a community owned integrated quality education model with the overarching goal of strengthening leadership qualities of Head Teachers, improvising the class room performance of teachers, encouraging community participation in school management and development, and bringing about institutionalization of community based school management system under the Panchayati Raj Institutions
Ongoing program: Based on the pilot program in 4 clusters representing 4 different geographical regions within Karnataka, the program has been redesigned with the focus on community involvement and teaching-learning aspects. This is being implemented in 15 backward clusters of Gulbarga, Raichur and Yadgir (covering 181 schools).
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Overarching goal: To demonstrate an approach to develop capacity of Government education institutions at the district, block and school level (such as schools, Cluster Resource Centers, BEO office, Block Resource Centers, DIET and office of the DDPI) to enhance quality of education.
Ongoing program:The project is being implemented in Mandya District since April 2010 and the 27 institutions covered -17 schools, 4 clusters, 2 block resource centers, 2 offices of the BEOs, 1 DIET and 1 office of DDPI.
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