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Members of the staff of Educational Survey Division deserve appreciation for fulfilling

their role in a national-level task with commitment, despite many obstacles and

difficulties which inevitably beset an exercise of this magnitude.

The NCERT also records a deep appreciation for the cooperation extended by the

National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the Departments of Education/SCERT/

SIERT/SIE in all the States/UTs. We take this opportunity to thank our colleagues in the

Ministry of Human Resource Development for providing administrative and financial

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support to the 8 Survey.

We earnestly hope that the publication of this report will be positively received in the

community of educational researchers, administrators and planners. We will be grateful

for responses and suggestions. These will enable us to improve the ensuing Educational

Surveys to be initiated shortly. It is an established fact of educational planning that the

quality of data influence every aspect of policy and design of institutional reforms. The

NCERT stands committed for providing a reliable picture of the school education system

so that India's attempts to reform the system can succeed.

New Delhi

December, 2015

H. K. Senapaty

Director

National Council of Educational

Research and Training

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