The government plans to introduce a new National Education Policy with the goal of transforming the country’s higher education system. The Union Minister shared that it would be more than three times the amended estimates for the allocation for education for FY19-20 to make Indian universities counted among the worldwide high league.
National Research Foundation
Sitharaman proposed to finance, coordinate and encourage research-related operations in the nation through a National Research Foundation (NRF). It will assimilate the research grants provided independently of each other by different ministries and provide the youth with a consolidated platform.
World Class Institutions
In order to improve the country’s higher education norms to eventually become a real hub for greater education, innovation and research, the budget suggested an INR 400 crore allocation for developing world-class organizations such as the IITs. While it is important to upgrade the higher education system, the budget has forgotten to tackle junior education.
Study in India
The govt is looking to launch the ‘Study in India’ program after Make in India to attract foreign learners to come and study in the country. The initiative focuses on enhancing diversity and cultural amalgamation with an effort to attract foreign talent to India.
High Education Commission
The govt is setting up a High Education Commission for India in an effort to impart appropriate abilities to learners to guarantee that they are prepared as and when completed with greater education. The initiative would concentrate on fostering higher autonomy and academic results.
Khelo India Scheme
First introduced in 2017, the horizon of the Khelo India Scheme would be expanded as the initiative plans to set up a National Sports Education Board. The board would concentrate on developing India’s sporting talent, which on worldwide platforms can represent the country.