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February 02, 2018 Friday 12:09:04 PM IST

Hefty allocation to Education Sector in the Union Budget 2018-19

National Edu News

February 02, 2018: The union budget 2017-18 has allocated at Rs.1.38 lakh crore on health, education and social protection against estimated expenditure of Rs.1.22 lakh. Salient features of the Union Budget with respect to education sector are:

  • Abolition of education cess and secondary and higher education cess on imported goods
  • A new programme called Diksha to give formal training to untrained teachers
  • Initiation of integrated B-Ed programme for teachers.
  • By 2022, every block with more than 50 per cent ST population, will have Eklavya schools at par with Navodaya Vidyalayas
  • Initiation of Prime Minister's Research Fellow Scheme to identify and support bright students pursuing BTech
  • Plans to set up 24 new medical colleges at district-level. At least one medical college for three parliamentary constituencies
  • Two new schools of planning and architecture will be set up
  • A national programme for artificial intelligence to be initiated by NITI Aayog
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