Budget 2019: Proposed a study program to attract foreign students to the country

India is very much potential to become the educational hub says Nirmala Sitharaman

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Today the new Finance Minister of India presented her first budget note in the parliament.

Nirmala Sitharaman proposed a ‘Study in India’ program to attract foreign students to the country. While proposing the program she also asserted that India is very much potential to become the educational hub.

She also led a brief note for the set up of National Sports Education under the Khelo India Scheme.

She stated that the government will come up with new national education policy and proposed allocation of 400 crores for the world-class institutions in FY20.

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She stressed on the research and innovation and proclaimed the formation of the National Research Foundation. Further, she said that the government will enlarge the efforts to boost the skills of our country youth in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Robotics.

She said, “These are highly valued within and outside India, and can ensure that our youth can secure high jobs across the globe.”

Adding onto the same she threw some light on boosting the quality teaching in the country. She also said that GYAN was started to bring a global pool of scientists and researchers to India.

“From no single Indian institute in the top 200 universities ranking until five years ago, we now have three institutions in the top 200 institutions bracket – two IITs and IISc Bangalore.” Nirmala Sitharaman said.