Budget 2023: Allocating 6% of GDP by 2030 a must, say education experts

From giving a boost to allocation for education to mental health of students and a push to edtech startups, here are the expectations of the experts for education sector from Union Budget 2023

Swati Gandhi New Delhi
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As Union Budget 2023 approaches, experts from the field of education believe that the focus of the government should be on digitisation and internationalisation of education. Concepts like smart classrooms, modern teaching techniques, and online education should be at the forefront.
The education sector too witnessed a massive disruption due to coronavirus pandemic, with the majority of academic learning relying on online means. The government gave a fillip to the sector in the previous year's Budget and set aside Rs 1.04 trillion for the education sector, which was an increase of Rs 11,000 crore, or 11.86 per cent, from what was pegged in 2021-22.
The previous year's Budget mainly focused on digital education, the creation of a digital university, job creation, and agricultural universities.

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First Published: Jan 24 2023 | 10:00 AM IST

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