Union Budget 2021: Govt should provide 12-15% higher allocation to online education

Year 2020 has been quite eventful in many respects. But in terms of the Indian economy, it has been quite challenging, if anything. The year has been an eye-opener for the dire requirement of skilled workers and professionals to further upskill and stay relevant in the dynamic economy of a post-COVID world. Not just lives but even the economy came to a standstill, leading people to lose jobs and stability. With the Union Budget 2021 all set to be announced soon, there are pertinent proposals to enhance the digital/online education sphere that edtech companies are waiting to hear about with bated breath. I hope the government will boost people’s confidence in online education and encourage them to acquire online degrees by extending its rule of allowing only 100 top universities to offer online courses under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's futuristic e-Vidya programme. Allowing more colleges to join the bandwagon of online education and conduct online courses would further ena

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