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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