STARS Program

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Recently, Ministry of Education and World Bank organised a one of its kind workshop on School-to-Work Transition under the STARS Program in Mumbai.

Why in News?

  • School-to-Work Transition workshop under the STARS Program was co-chaired by Secretaries of School Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

STARS Program:

  • Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) Project was approved by the Cabinet in October 2020 and to be implemented as a centrally sponsored scheme.
  • It became effective since 2021 for a period of five yearse. up to FY: 2024-25.
  • STARS project would be implemented under Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education with the financial support of World Bank.
  • It is being implemented in six identified States Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. These states will be supported for various interventions for improving the quality of education.
  • It is carved out of Samagra Shiksha, with a focus on those elements of the scheme that will most directly support school education enhancement.
  • The overall focus and components of the STARS project are aligned with the objectives of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 of Quality Based Learning Outcomes.
  • The STARS project also aims to focus on initiatives of PM e-Vidya, Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission and National Curricular and Pedagogical Framework for Early Childhood Care and Education as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.


Q1) How Atmanirbhar Bharat will solve unemployment?

Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) has been launched with effect from 1st October, 2020 as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat package 3.0 to incentivize employers for creation of new employment along with social security benefits and restoration of loss of employment during Covid-19 pandemic.

Source: Ministry of Education and World Bank organise a one of its kind workshop on School-to-Work Transition under the STARS Program