SCHOOL CLOSURES FROM APRIL 2015-MARCH 2018

Sr. No.StateSchools Closed1Closure Notices Served2Closure Threat3
1Andhra Pradesh81*112181
2AssamNANA145
3Bihar27NANA
4Chhattisgarh1854334*
5Haryana2180*109
6Himachal Pradesh19NA48
7Jharkhand46*551483*
8KarnatakaNANA65
9KeralaNANA270
10Madhya Pradesh18NA408*
11Maharashtra707000*23
12Punjab1361NA219
13Tamil Nadu574746NA
14Uttar Pradesh253*4903*2197*
Total 2,46913,5464,482

Source : Review of 170 English Media articles

Notes:

* In case of multiple media reports from the same district on consecutive dates, we have taken the highest number of schools cited. For example, in one of the districts in Uttar Pradesh, the number of schools served closure notices in three different media reports is 200+146+37, so instead of adding them or taking an average, we have considered the highest being 200.

1 Schools Closed : Private schools declared shut as per media reports
2 Schools served closure notices : Closure notices served to the schools by any competent authority
3 Schools under threat of closure : Official (show cause notices of school recognition) and unofficial announcement (announcements in media) made by the government officials or ministers without actually issuing closure notice.