Presenting the Union Budget 2022 on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the formation of a digital university to provide access to world-class education.
The budget emphasis on improving digital learning due to closure of schools during the pandemic, impacting students’ performance.
The minister also announced that the digital university will impart lessons in all regional languages.
The university will work with the other central universities in the country to provide the required digital infrastructure and training, minister said during the presentation.
The Budget also allocated funds for the expansion of SWAYAM PRABHA TV under PM e-vidya scheme from 12 channels to 200 to be made available in all regional languages.
Financial minister revealed that the government has decided to allow the setting up of foreign universities in the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City to provide courses in financial management.
The budget session is underway.