A class act

The change The tone and tenor of the Budget proposals point to 3Qs — qualification, quality and quantum — for the sector that is focussed on the 3Rs. The measures are extremely positive and a great step to reset the education sector that has not learnt new ways to launch itself. The focus on improving…

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Education Budget 2018 reactions

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: February 2, 2018 5:12 pm Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday, after presenting the Budget in Parliament (Express Photo/Tashi Tobgyal) Budget 2018: The Union Budget announced by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1 has received a mixed response from…

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Budget 2018: From black boards to digital boards

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wants Indian schools to shift from “black boards to digital boards” as part of the government’s attempts towards ICT-enabled learning transformation. He said education has to be treated holistically from nursery to class 12, with a special emphasis on science. “We have proposed to introduce a system of measuring annual learning…

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Budget 2018: All infrastructure development in higher education to be now done only through HEFA loans

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 1, 2018 1:50 pm Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the Lok Sabha Centrally funded institutions (CFIs) such as IITs, IIMs, NITs, IIITs and central universities will no longer receive budget grants for expanding and building new infrastructure. Instead, all infrastructure financing will be moved…

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