Budget 2017: Key takeaways for education sector

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget as per schedule on February 1.

 

Business  Standard presents some key takeaways for the education sector from the Union Budget 2017:
  • Two new AIIMS institute in Jharkhand and Gujarat
  • Take steps to increase post-graduate seats for medical sciences
  • Proposal to launch a system of measuring learning in schools. Emphasis on science education and flexible curriculum.
  • Focus will be the 3,479 educationally backward blocks where the government proposes to introduce the practise of measuring annual learning outcome in schools.
  • Certain colleges and institutions to be identified and granted an autonomous status based on accreditation.
  • Use of DTH channels to link online courses available on the Swayam platform, that will offer 310 online courses, to enable student access high-quality education resource. Click here

 

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