Key Highlights of Education Sector in Budget 20-21

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New Delhi, 1st Feb 2020: Presenting the Budget 2020-2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed allocation of Rs 99,300 crore for education sector and Rs. 3,000 crore for skill development in the next fiscal

This allocation in education sector marks an increase of 4.68% from Rs 94,853.64 for 2019-20.

Finance Minister also said that the Centre will soon announce a new education policy and the government has received over 2 lakh suggestions on it from various stakeholders.

Finance Minister said the government plans to start a programme in which urban local bodies will provide opportunities for internship to young engineers. The internship will be for a period for 1 year.

National Police University and National Forensic University would also be set up.

On improvement of quality of education specifically in higher technical education, she said the government is planning to allow degree level full-fledged online education programme. This programme will be offered by those institutions that are ranked within top 100 in NIRF.

To deal with medical staff shortage, the Finance Minister said the government has proposed to attach medical colleges with district hospitals on PPP model.

In order to upskill nurses, paramedical staffs and caregivers to work abroad, Ms Sitharaman said special bridge courses will be designed for them.

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