India to become hub for higher education: Finance Minister
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said during the budget presentation that India can become hub for higher education. The government will bring a new national educational policy and Rs 400 crore has been provided for world class institutions. The new policy will be designed to attract foreign students to India for higher education.
Presenting the first Budget of the Modi government in its second term, she said a draft legislation for higher education commission will be presented. India has potential to become educational hub, she said while proposing Study in India programme to attract foreign students.
In the past, there were not even a single college from India listed among the top institutes on an international level. But three Indian colleges have been included in the list of Global Top 200 institutions now.
The finance minister also said that a National Sports Education Board will be set up under the ‘Khelo India’ scheme. To sensitise youth about Mahatma Gandhi's ideas, Sitharaman said a 'Gandhi-pedia' is being developed.