BUDGET 2017: Focus on Education

Focus on Education - Sakshi Post

Education is a focal area of this year's budget presented by Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley. The following are the major initiatives proposed in the Budget 2017:

  • National Testing agency to conduct all examinations in higher education, freeing CBSE and other agencies
  • Innovation Fund in high schools announced; revised framework coming soon for outcome-based accreditation for colleges
  • In higher education, we will undertake reforms in UGC, give autonomy to colleges and institutions
  • 350 online classes for students to be introduced on an experimental basis.
  • New entrance and admission system for higher education.
  • Sankalp skill development scheme for youth gets an allocation of Rs 4000 crore.

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