Budget 2017 to empower skill development in all its dimensions: Shantanu Prakash, Educomp Solutions

The allocations made for promotion of education through online means is a substantial initiative and perhaps the greatest emphasis any budget has ever provided and has the potential of creating a tectonic impact in getting more children into the education net.

Feb 02, 2017 02:02 IST India Infoline News Service

Terming the slew of steps taken to promote online education a testament to Government’s commitment to Digital India Shantanu Prakash, MD, Educomp Solutions Ltd. said, "The allocations made for promotion of education through online means is a substantial initiative and perhaps the greatest emphasis any budget has ever provided and has the potential of creating a tectonic impact in getting more children into the education net."
 
Prakash lauded the persistent efforts in this budget to empower skill development in all its dimensions and predicted huge dividends on this account. "The continued directional impetus to skill development in all its manifestations shows a well thought out plan and road map for the sector and it can only have a salutary effect on job oriented skill education."
 
Prakash also lauded the pointed references in the budget to outcomes based accreditation and learning measurements as silent revolutionary steps that could be overhaul quality of institutions.
 
Expressing disappointment at no reference to private funding in education Prakash said, "Opening up the education sector to FDI remains the single most potential step to revitalise education in India but the absence of any progress on that front means that  the sector will continue to struggle for capital."
 
The author,  Shantanu Prakash is MD, Educomp Solutions Ltd.

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