Union Budget 2020-21: Government announces Rs 99,300 crores for education sector

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New Delhi, India Published: Feb 01, 2020, 12:31 PM(IST)

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In a major development, she said that full-fledged degree level online courses will soon be offered by the top educational institutions in the country

A sum of Rs 99,300 crores for education for the year 2020-21 will be provided, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday while presenting the second union budget of Modi's re-elected government.

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"We propose Rs 99300 crores for the education sector in 2020-21 and Rs 3000 crores for skill development," Sitharaman said in the Parliament.

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She also said that a New Education Policy will be announced soon, adding that "external commercial borrowings and FDI to be leveraged to improve the education system."

In a major development, she said that full-fledged degree level online courses will soon be offered by the top educational institutions in the country. "Degree-level full-fledged online education programme to be offered by institutes in top 100 in National Institutional Ranking Framework," Sitharaman added.

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