The Union Budget for 2022-23 will be of great help in implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) on the ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a webinar on the positive impact of the Budget on February 21.
Modi said the Budget 2022-23 focused on five aspects related to the education sector — universalisation of quality education, skill development, urban planning and design, internationalisation and AVGC (Animation Visual Effects Gaming Comic).
The Prime Minister asserted that the decision to set up a National Digital University can solve the problem of shortage of seats in educational institutions in the country. “I am seeing that power in the digital university that can completely eliminate the problem of shortage of seats that we experience in our country,” he said.
Digital connectivity kept the education system running during the pandemic, he said. “We are seeing how the digital divide is rapidly shrinking in India. Innovation is ensuring inclusion for us.”
Educational infrastructure such as e-Vidya, One Class One Channel, Digital Labs and Digital University are going to help the youth, Modi said.
Education in the mother tongue would help children's mental development, Modi said, highlighting the decision to start medical and technical education in local languages.
Talking about the government's announcement that a digital university will be established to provide access to students across the country, Modi said the National Digital University is a unique and unprecedented step.