Chandigarh has been ranked best among states and Union territories in the field of education and is followed by Kerala and Gujarat, according to HRD Ministry officials. As per the Performance Grading Index 2017-18, Arunachal Pradesh is the least performing state and has been ranked 36 on the index. Delhi was ranked ninth, behind Rajasthan (8), Punjab (7), Tamil Nadu (5) and Haryana (4), according to it.
“The states were ranked on basis of five parameters including learning outcomes and quality, access, infrastructure and facilities, equity and governance process,” a senior HRD Ministry official said.
Arunachal Pradesh (36), Nagaland (35) and Meghalaya (34) held the lowest ranks, as per the index.
The information was also shared by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in Parliament last week.
Kerala is the state with highest literacy rate followed by Lakshadweep and Mizoram, according to the HRD Ministry officials.