BUDGET 2017 – Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget as per schedule on February 1.
Business Standard presents some key takeaways for the education sector from the Union Budget 2017:
Two new AIIMS institute in Jharkhand and Gujarat
Take steps to increase post-graduate seats for medical sciences
Proposal to launch a system of measuring learning in schools. Emphasis on science education and flexible curriculum.
Focus will be the 3,479 educationally backward blocks where the government proposes to introduce the practise of measuring annual learning outcome in schools.
Certain colleges and institutions to be identified and granted an autonomous status based on accreditation.
Use of DTH channels to link online courses available on the Swayam platform, that will offer 310 online courses, to enable student access high-quality education resource. READ MORE