New Delhi: A sum of Rs 99,300 crores for education for the year 2020-21 will be provided, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday while presenting the second union budget of Modi’s re-elected government.
“We propose Rs 99300 crores for the education sector in 2020-21 and Rs 3000 crores for skill development,” Sitharaman said in the Parliament.
She also said that a New Education Policy will be announced soon, adding that “external commercial borrowings and FDI to be leveraged to improve the education system.”
In a major development, she said that full-fledged degree level online courses will soon be offered by the top educational institutions in the country.
“Degree-level full-fledged online education programme to be offered by institutes in top 100 in National Institutional Ranking Framework,” Sitharaman added.
Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News, Technology, Entertainment, Sports, Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS.