(February 01, 2022)
The finance minister said programmes and partnerships with the industry will be reoriented to promote continuous skilling avenues, sustainability and employability
Presenting the Budget 2022-23 in Parliament, Sitharaman also announced that a digital university will be established to provide access to world-class quality universal education to students across the country with a personalised learning experience at their doorsteps. Credit: DH illustration
With a key focus on online learning, the finance minister announced an allocation of Rs 1.04 lakh crore to the education sector. This is an increase of Rs 11,054 crore, or 11.86%, over the allocation in 2021-22.
Of this, Rs 63,449 crore was allocated to the Department of School Education and Literacy, which saw an increase of Rs 9,000 crore in allocation. The revised estimate for 2021-22 is Rs 88,001 crore. The lion’s share of the allocation for the education sector was set aside for samagra shiksha. It rose from Rs 31,050 crore in 2021-22 to Rs 37,383 crore in 2022-23.