Budget 2022 : Education – UPSC GS3

  • Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the educational sector, the government has announced a slew of measures to impart supplementary teaching and to build a resilient mechanism for education delivery.
Digital Education:
  • The government aims to develop high-quality e-content in all spoken languages for delivery via the internet, mobile phones, TV and radio through digital teachers; and to create a mechanism to equip teachers with digital tools.
  • ‘One class-one TV channel’ programme of PM eVIDYA will be expanded from 12 to 200 TV channels and this will enable all states to provide supplementary education in regional languages for classes 1-12.
  • Digital University will be established to provide access to students across the country for world-class quality universal education with a personalised learning experience at their doorsteps. This will be made available in different Indian languages and ICT formats. The digital university will be built on a networked hub and spoke model, and will have collaborations with the best institutions in the country.
Skilling and vocational training:
  • The Budget announced the launch of the DESH-stack E-portal. It is envisaged as a digital ecosystem for skilling and livelihood where citizens can skill, reskill or upskill through online training.
  • 750 virtual labs in science and mathematics and 75 skilling E-labs for simulated learning environment to be set up.
Upgrading anganwadis:
  • Two lakh anganwadis across the country will be upgraded. New-generation anganwadis with better infrastructure and audio-visual aids and providing an improved environment for early child development will be the focus.

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