Saransh is a web portal launched by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India, with the primary aim of promoting information and communication technologies in schools. The Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani launched the portal on 07th November, 2015. Saransh is a self-review tool for all CBSE affiliated schools and parents. It serves as an interface for enhancing communication between schools as well as parents. It offers a data-driven decision support system to aid parents in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of children, which, in turn would assist in taking informed decisions for children's future.
This tool aims at bringing transparency to the educational system in India. It is considered to be a novel step towards the progress of the Digital India campaign. It intends to provide e-books of all standards and subjects, thereby encouraging sustainable development. Moreover, the portal offers a one-to-one interaction platform between teachers and parents. Besides, information regarding competitions and attendance can now be directly shared with parents by using this tool. Among other benefits, it serves as an analytical tool for analyzing data and publishing informational reports. Schools can use this tool for analyzing subject performance of all students as a whole which would aid in identifying fields of improvement. Furthermore, the portal is equipped with 3 preceding years' data of all schools. Hence, a comparative year-on-year study can be done to recognize the well-performed areas and fields that still needs improvement. In addition, a comparative study about the performance of various schools within a region, state or nation is now available at fingers reach.