Education spending on the rise, online university, e-portal for card-based skills development: The Tribune India

New Delhi, February 1

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today highlighted the need for rapid adoption of digital learning and the importance of regional languages ​​in higher education institutions as well as schools.

The FM said a digital ecosystem for skills and livelihoods, the DESH-Stack e-portal, would be launched to empower citizens to acquire skills, retrain or upskill through training. on line.

Presenting the budget, Sitharaman announced a digital university to provide access to world-class quality universal education to students across the country with a personalized learning experience at their doorstep.

The education sector’s overall financial allocation for 2022-23 increased to Rs 1.04 lakh crore from Rs 93,224 crore (BE) in 2021-22 as the minister emphasized education modes to reverse the learning losses caused by the pandemic. The revised estimate for 2021-22 is Rs 88,001 crore. The digital university will be built on a star network model, with the cluster developing cutting-edge ICT expertise. “A digital university will be created to provide access to tools across the country for world-class universal education with a personalized learning experience. This will be available in different Indian languages ​​and ICT (information and communication technology) formats,” Sitharaman said, adding that India’s top universities would collaborate on the project. “We recognize the need to provide additional education and build a resilient mechanism for education delivery,” she said.

“One class, one PM E-Vidya TV channel will grow from 12 to 200 TV channels. This will allow states to provide instruction to students in Grades I-XII in regional languages,” the FM added. —TNS

Major boost to schooling

  • Rs1.04 lakh cr total allocation up from Rs93,224 cr
  • Rs63,449.37 cr school education expenditure up nearly Rs9,000 cr
  • Rs37,383.36 cr for Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan
  • Rs7,650 cr for Kendriya Vidyalayas
  • Rs4,115 cr for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
  • Rs40,828 crore for higher education up 6.6%

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