|Budget 2019: Govt to unveil new education policy, proposes ‘Study in India’ programme|
|Union Budget 2019: Presenting the Union Budget 2019, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Narendra Modi government will bring in a new national education policy which will focus on higher education.|
Sitharaman said the government is focused on promoting research and proposed to set-up a national research foundation which will assimilate research grants from various ministries. She said India has the potential to become an educational hub and thereby proposes ‘Study in India’ programme to attract foreign students.
The finance minister also announced that Rs 400 crore will be provided to the world-class institutions. Further, in its commitment to encourage sports education, the NDA government will set-up the National Sports Education Board under Khelo India scheme. To make youth job-ready, the government announced 10 million youth to take up industry-relevant skill training under the Kaushal Vikas Yojana.
Sitharaman, in her speech, also underlined the importance of new-age skills like robotics, artificial intelligence and data science.