Union Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman announces measures to boost education sector
First Published 1, Feb 2020, 3:07 PM IST
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a new education policy in the Union Budget 2020. The government has proposed Rs 99,300 crore for education sector in 2021. Let's look at the measures introduced to improve this sector.
New education policy:Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Centre will soon announce a new education policy. She added that the government has already received over 2 lakh suggestions.
FDI for better education: The finance minister has announced steps to extract commercial borrowing and introduce FDI in this sector. SAT for students of Asia and Africa has been proposed by the government to promote 'study in India' programme.
More job-oriented courses, online education programme: Degree-level, full-fledged online education programmes have been proposed along with new courses in 150 universities by 2026.
National forensics science university: India has a dearth of institutes focusing on forensics, said Nirmala Sitharaman. Thus, the government is all set to introduce National forensics science university.
Medical colleges in district hospitals: There is a shortage of doctors in the country, the finance minister acknowledged. Thus, the government plans to introduce medical colleges in district hospitals. This will be based on PPP model, Nirmala Sitharaman said.