Development of online courses was good but that would be limited to only top 100 institutes. Should have focused more on the boost to online courses and infra to help smaller niche institutes to also enable online courses.
Didn’t mention anything about the education abroad or loans.
Did mention the development of IND-SAT an exam for international students wanting to study in India. This would be a good opportunity for Indian institutes.
But again I feel the bigger problem has been the quality of institutes and research levels. Nothing about that.
FM did mention about FDI in the education sector. If this opens up it could be a big game-changer in skill development.
150 higher education institutions to start apprenticeship programs. That’s a good sign but again too little. Need something on mass levels.
Urban local bodies to give opportunities to fresh engineers. This is a good initiative.
One thing I would have liked is how foreign-educated graduates could be attracted back to build India.
-Sumeet Jain, Co-founder, Yocket