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Delhi to Get Two New Universities After Govt Allocates Rs 15,000 Crore to Higher Education

The two universities which the Delhi government has proposed are the University of Applied Sciences, a skill-based institute, and a University for Teachers’ Training.


Updated:February 27, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
Delhi to Get Two New Universities After Govt Allocates Rs 15,000 Crore to Higher Education
File photo of Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

New Delhi: In a step towards strengthening higher education, the Delhi government has proposed two new universities in the national capital.

State Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, keeping the Budget share for the education sector over 25 per cent for 2019-20, said the University of Applied Sciences will help to change the way people see the professional courses. The varsity will offer courses from the modular of three months to the PhD and M.Phil level, he said.

The second proposed varsity is for teachers' training.

"Education will get 26 per cent of the total expenditure Budget in 2019-2020," Sisodia said in his Budget speech.

"The government will give tablet computers to all Class 11 and 12 students of Pratibha Schools and Schools of Excellence and those scoring over 80 per cent in Class 10."

Entrepreneurship Curriculum, which will also give seed money to students, will also be launched from the coming session, he added.

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