By RAHUL V KARAD
Managing Trustee & Executive President, MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions & Executive President, MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU)
As an educationist, I welcome the budget announced for this year by our Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The budget aims at the overall economic revival with a major thrust on infrastructure, healthcare and agriculture along with other sectors.
The announcement about putting up of a central university in Leh to 750 Eklavya Model residential schools in tribal areas and 100 new Sainik schools is definitely a positive move in the right direction. The setting up National Digital Educational Architecture (NDEAR) and the emphasis on the development of digital infrastructure of the country for the implementation of NEP 2020 will surely address the challenges institutions are facing in remote learning.
Apart from this, creating a Higher Education Commission will help streamline the higher education scenario of the country.
This year’s budget has taken into account some of the challenges faced by the Indian education sector and presents opportunities that can be turned into strengths to make our nation Atmanirbhar, as India will have the largest working age population in the world by 2030.