▶The first version (dbase) of the software, named as ‘District Information System for Education’ (DISE) was released by NIEPA during the middle of 1995. The district level professionals were assisted and trained in the establishment of EMIS units. The first major review of the DISE software was undertaken during 1997-  98 (PowerBuilder/SQL Anywhere). The software was later redesigned in 2001 in the light of requirements of the SSA (PowerBuilder/Oracle). Not only the coverage of DISE was extended to non-DPEP states but it was also extended from primary to the entire elementary level of education. DISE is under revision and the revised version will have the following additional variables:

🔹Schools by Type of Boundary Wall,

🔹Schools by Source of Drinking Water

🔹Furniture for Teachers and Students and Availability of Kitchen Shed in the School

🔹Enrolment by Minority 

🔹Distribution of Children by Multiple Disabilities

🔹Examination Results of SC and ST Students etc.

🔹Efforts are being made to develop DISE as a complete user friendly menu-driven software. Some of the features that are being incorporated in the modified software are:

🔹Complete flexibility will be provided to users to add ‘n’ number of state and district-specific supplementary variables in the Data-Capture Format and generate reports at all desired levels;

🔹To improve the consistency of data, efforts are being made to highlight schools that reported inconsistent data;

🔹Export data to popular formats such as Excel, Text etc. will be made available;

🔹Users will be able to make data entry at Block level and then merge the data into single district level database by using the new improved DISE2001 Export Utility etc.