BUDGET 2023: Education

The finance minister announced that the central government would recruit 38,800 teachers and support staff for 740 schools serving 3.5 lakh tribal students over the next 3 years.

She also said that a National Digital Library for children and adolescents will be set up for facilitating quality books across geographies, languages, genres, levels, and device-agnostic accessibility.

States will be encouraged to set up physical libraries at the panchayat and ward levels and provide infrastructure for accessing the National Digital Library resources.

Further, 157 new nursing colleges will be established in colocation with the existing 157 medical colleges that have been established since 2014.

The finance minister said that the government would also launch an integrated online training platform to provide continuous learning opportunities for lakhs of government employees to upgrade their skills and facilitate a people-centric approach.

100 labs will be set up for developing applications for 5G services in engineering institutions

The Centre will also provide an R&D grant to one of the IITs to encourage indigenous production of lab-grown diamonds in a bid to reduce imports

Sitharaman further announced the setting up of three centers of excellence for artificial intelligence in top educational institutions.

The Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Millets Research will be supported as a centre of excellence for promoting best practices, research and technologies at the global level.


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