Post Budget 2020 from Edtech Expert

One thing I would have liked is how foreign-educated graduates could be attracted back to build India.

Feb 01, 2020 06:02 IST India Infoline News Service

There was too little for the education sector in the budget. FM did not reduce any GST cut yet. FM did emphasize on education ion and employability but no clarity on how it will achieve employability. But the fact that it was on mind is good but we need to see details on how well the funds get deployed.
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

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