Education sector Budget 2020
Under various articles of the Indian Constitution, free and compulsory education is provided as a fundamental right to the children between the ages of 6 and 14. The Union government makes budgetary allocation every year to the education sector for its improvement and increasing infrastructure. There were demands in the past to hike the allocation for education. In the interim Budget for 2019-20, the government had allocated Rs 93,847.64 crore for the education sector, an increase of over 10 percent from previous Budget allocation. While Rs 37,461.01 crore had been allocated for higher education, an amount of Rs 56,386.63 crore had been earmarked for school education.
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Mar 20, 2021
Pratap Bhanu Mehta a thorn to establishment, says Raghuram Rajan on professor's exit from Ashoka UniversityIn a Linkedin post, former RBI governor Rajan said that free speech has suffered a "grievous blow" in India this week as professor Mehta, one of India's finest political scientists, resigned from the varsity
Feb 01, 2021
Union Budget 2021: Over 15,000 schools to include all components of NEP; funds for KVs, mid-day meals hikedThe funds for the Kendriya Vidyalayas saw an increase as the schools have been issued Rs 6,800 crore for the upcoming financial year compared to the Rs 5,516 crore last year
Feb 01, 2021
Union Budget 2021: FM announces new central university in Leh, 100 new sainik schools across IndiaNirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Union Budget today, also said that a higher education commission will be set up to act as an umbrella body for standard-setting, accreditation, regulation, and funding
Jan 31, 2021
Union Budget 2021: Govt needs to emphasise skill development in education policy to support economyThe education sector is undoubtedly at the cusp of an exciting phase with policy push and technological advancements.
Jan 28, 2021
Union Budget 2021: Govt should provide 12-15% higher allocation to online educationImplementing an astute tax model that also caters to online education would be quite beneficial to students who wish to learn more and bolster their skills for a better future
Jan 27, 2021
Union Budget 2021: Time to invest in virtual forms of education, say experts, tell govt to plug gaps in sectorTeachers, too, have been severely impacted due to COVID-19 as many faced job cuts or mental pressures to train themselves quickly to adopt to online teaching.
Jan 21, 2021
Union Budget 2021: Government must build on labour, education reforms, say HR expertsExperts also advocated for sector-specific allocations as the lockdown has had its economic impact, especially among retail, manufacturing, FMCG, aviation and automobile
Dec 22, 2020
Indian edtech startups received over $2.22 billion funding in 2020 as compared to $553 million in 2019The report states that the Indian subcontinent is one of the largest markets for education with 360 million learners in FY20.
Feb 05, 2020
Budget 2020: Industry hails Nirmala Sithraman's fiscal roadmap; lauds schemes on job generationIndia Inc termed the Budget as "growth provoking and welfare inducing"
Feb 01, 2020
Budget 2020: Govt announces Rs 99,300 cr for education sector; new education policy to be announced soonShe 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.