The Delhi government has chartered Rs 15,000 Crores to introduce two new universities in the city.
“Yes, we are doing politics over education. It is our responsibility to bring education
Said the Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia.
The two new universities as proposed by the Delhi government are the University of Applied Sciences and the University for Teachers’ Training.
Sisodia asserts that both the propounded universities are “first of its kind” in the country. The university of Applied Sciences would offer students with an opportunity to ponder their interests in skill-based institutes.
“There will be programmes for vocational education of three to 12 months, modular programme in various trades, certificate courses of one to two years and diploma, degree, postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses in the university,” he said.
The University of Teachers’ training is advanced to promote excellence in teacher education.
As many as 10,000 seats is promised by Delhi government in these new varsities. New courses would also be introduced including MBA in family business programme.
The budget also inaugurated “the digital learning scheme” under which pupils of government schools scoring above 80% in their CBSE class X board exam would be rewarded with computer tablets.
In another scheme announced by the government called the ‘Pratibha Fellowship’ extended to allow cash incentives ranging from Rs.5000 to Rs.10000 to students of government and government-aided schools. This scheme is said to boost the vitality of extra-curricular activities among students.
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