Vikramshila Education Resource Society, based in Kolkata, started its journey in 1989. The organisation reaches out to underprivileged and under-resourced sections of the society to make education meaningful and relevant to their lives. It works with children, teachers and government systems through various initiatives. Vikramshila engages in action research, teacher-development programmes and children’s learning support programmes. Apart from this, the organisation also tries within its means to contextualize the scheme of education in our country while trying to make it a reality for all children.
About TATA Trusts
The Tata Trusts are amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organizations. It has played a significant role in the developing sector for a century now. They have transformed the outlook towards charity and have made real changes in communities. The Trusts support and drive innovation in the areas of natural resources management; education; healthcare and nutrition; rural livelihoods; enhancing civil society and governance; media, arts, crafts and culture; and diversified employment. It engages with competent individuals and government bodies, international agencies and like-minded private sector organisations to nurture a self-sustaining eco-system that collectively works across all these areas. The Tata Trusts have been associated with Vikramshila since 2008. This long standing association has helped us to grow and travel far with our ideas and mission. We receive support in our initiatives with Naba Disha, Modernization of the Madrasah and the Central Resource Unit.
Need for the MIS Portal
One of the primary objectives of developing the MIS portal is collecting and preserving the data that is being generated on a daily basis from the field of approximately 20,000 children. It also functions as a knowledge bank for the development partner and the Vikramshila team as well. Once preserved, the data will helps us to observe and identify the trends in the nature of the outcomes (learning outcomes, student profiles, geographical locations, sociological variations etc). We can analysis this data across various indicators and establish correlations between different factors. The data collected at different level in the education structure helps to draw aggregations of the reach and impact of our interventions over the years. It also acts as a diagnostic tool that helps us to make informed decisions about programme plans and strategies. The data on the portal will help to bear evidence of our sustained efforts in this field.