15,000 crores allocated for education and other initiatives by the Delhi government
- 09 March, 2019
Two universities and an MBA course in family business, and funds for developing student’s business plans are among the initiatives announced by the Delhi government for its 2019-2020 education budget.
The budget was presented by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the Delhi Assembly and the government has allocated over Rs. 15,601 crores for that sector.
He mentioned that an amount of Rs. 7,818 crore is reserved for the implementation of various programmes, projects and schemes in the education sector for the year 2019-2020.
The government has allocated Rs. 42 crore as seed money under the upcoming Entrepreneurship Curriculum for students in Class 11 and 12 in state-run schools, and those studying in colleges and universities. It has been decided that the amount will be given to students to start developing their new business plans.
The government has also decided to establish a new university in applied sciences which will offer skill-based courses on different levels- diploma, certificate, graduate, post-graduate, M.Phil and Ph.D. courses.
Mr. Sisodia announced to give tablets to students studying in Class 11 and 12 and stated that Rs. 9 crores has been allocated for the purpose.
"We want to encourage talented students studying in government schools. We are not going to set any minimum limit for income of parents required to avail this scheme," Mr. Sisodia said.