PGI Report 2021-22 – Chandigarh, Punjab Excel in School Education Rankings

New Delhi, July 11, 2023, PGI Report 2021-22 – Chandigarh and Punjab have been recognised as the top achievers in the field of school education, excelling in various areas including learning outcomes, equity, and infrastructure, according to the Performance Grade Index (PGI) report for the year 2021-22.Β 

The report was released by the Union Ministry of Education on July 7, 2023. As per the current gradings, Chandigarh and Punjab are followed by six states and UTs at the next level, namely Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu.Β 

Notably, Kerala and Maharashtra, which were previously recognised as the top-performing states, are now among the six second-best-performing states and UTs in the latest report.

PGI Report 2021-22 – Methodology

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) provides insights into the conditions of the school education system across India. The index uses secondary data from the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE +), the National Achievement Survey (NAS) of NCERT, the mid-day meal website, the Public Financial Management System (PFMS), and the Shagun portal to grade the schools on the rank of 1000.

The PGI divides the states and UTs into ten levels on the basis of Learning Outcomes and Quality, Access, Infrastructure & Facilities, Equity, Governance Processes, and Teacher Education & Training. β€˜Daksh’ is considered as level 1, the highest grade for the schools of states and union territories with more than 940 scores, whereas β€˜Akanshi-3’ is level 10, the lowest grade with less than 460 scores.

PGI Report 2021-22 – Ranking Indicators

The PGI structure comprises a total weightage of 1,000 points across 6 domains, including effective classroom transactions, infrastructure facilities, school safety & child protection, digital learning, and governance process.

The grade-wise list of states and UTs is mentioned below:

Grades States/Union Territories (UT)
Daksh (941-1,000)
Utkarsh (881-940)
Atti-Uttam (821-880)
Uttam (761-820)
Prachesta -1 (701-760)
Prachesta -2 (641-700) Chandigarh
Prachesta -3 (581-640) Delhi

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Tamil Nadu

Akanshi-1 (521-580) Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andhra Pradesh


Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu



Himachal Pradesh


Madhya Pradesh



Tamil Nadu

West Bengal

Akanshi-2 (461-520) Assam


Jammu & Kashmir








Uttar Pradesh


Akanshi-3 (401-460) Arunachal Pradesh



PGI Report 2021-22 – Key Highlights

  • The Ministry of Education has released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2.0 for states/UTs for the year 2021-22 to identify gaps and prioritise areas for intervention within the school education system.
  • PGI 2.0 is a revised version that emphasises qualitative assessment, digital initiatives, and teacher education.
  • The index comprises 73 indicators categorised into two groups: Outcomes and Governance Management.
  • States/UTs are classified into ten grades, with Daksh representing the highest achievable grade and Akanshi-3 denoting the lowest.
  • The release of PGI reflects the Ministry of Education’s commitment to monitoring and improving the quality of education across states and union territories in line with national educational objectives.

PGI Report 2021-22 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 Which state has topped the teaching outcomes of the PGI ranking 2021-22?

According to the Performance Grading Index (PGI) report, Punjab and the union territory Chandigarh have achieved the top position in the category of teaching outcomes. This signifies that both Punjab and Chandigarh have demonstrated excellent performance in terms of teaching quality, student learning outcomes, and overall effectiveness of the teaching process

Q2. What is PGI grading?

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) provides insights into the working conditions of the schools of states and union territories of India. This information can then be used to identify areas for improvement, allocate resources effectively, and develop targeted interventions to enhance the overall quality of education across the country.

Q3. What are the indicators of PGI grading?

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) report is formulated on the basis of effective classroom transactions, infrastructure facilities, school safety & child protection, digital learning, and governance process.

Q4. What does PGI-D mean?

The PGI-D (Performance Grading Index for Districts) is designed to assess the performance of districts in the education sector. It aims to support state education departments in identifying gaps at the district level and improving their performance in a decentralized manner.

Q5. What is the performance grading index of Telangana in the PGI report 2021-22?

As per the ‘Performance Grading Index 2021-22’ report released by the Central Education Department, Telangana is ranked 31st out of 36 states and UTs. The state received a score of 479.9 out of 1,000 based on the six standards evaluated in the report.

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