Budget 2021: What states have allocated for education

Careers360 looked at the budgets of 9 states and found new schools in local languages, increase in scholarships, new universities and medical colleges.

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Atul Krishna | Feb 27, 2021 - 8:50 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The central government announced the Union Budget 2021, earlier this month, drastically cutting funds for crucial education schemes including the Samagra Shisha Abhiyan.

Here we take a look at the significant announcements in state budgets following the announcement of the Union Budget 2021.

Compiled here are the broad announcements and budgetary provisions made for education in 2021-22 by nine states.


  • Rs 38,035 crore for education

  • Scholarship amount increased from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 for unmarried women who pass intermediate exams

  • Scholarship amount increased from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 to unmarried women once they complete their bachelor's degree

  • Computer science to be taught from Class 6 onwards in government schools


  • Rs 1,175 crore for higher education

  • Rs 1,165 crore for school education

  • 30 autonomous centres of excellence in universities

  • Rs 100 crore for starting centres of excellence

  • 500 post-doctoral fellowships with a monthly stipend of upto Rs. one lakh.

  • 21 inter-universities or inter-disciplinary schools to be set up.

  • Rs 300 crore for new medical college in Wayanad

  • Rs 2,000 crore for infrastructure development of universities

  • Rs 1,165 crore capital outlay for schools

  • Rs143 crore for Model Residential Schools for SC and ST

  • Rs 120 crore for improving infrastructure facilities in schools.

  • Water quality standard assessment in every school


  • Rs. 10 crore for infrastructural development of IIIT Manipur

  • Rs 25 crore for ‘go to school’ mission

  • Rs 2.5 crore for construction of girls hostel in Sainik School, Pangei

  • Rs 7.8 crore to Dhanamanjuri University


  • Rs 7.69 crore for school education

  • Rs 6.20 crore for higher education

  • Rs 1 crore for technical education

  • Rs 1 crore for SCERT


  • Rs 24,370 crore for education and skill development

  • Rs 3,066 crore for Samagra Sikshya Abhiyan

  • Rs 957 crore for Mid‐day Meal scheme

  • Rs 280 crore for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya

  • Rs 253 crore under Mo School Programme for infrastructure development

  • Rs 430 crore to provide school bags, text books, uniforms and shoes

  • Rs 1,002 crore for student scholarships

  • Rs 108 crore to transform universities into centres of excellence

  • Rs 212 crore for RUSA scheme for higher and technical education

  • Rs 100 crore for World Skill Centre in Bhubaneswar

  • Rs 151 crore for infrastructure development for engineering and technological universities


  • 1,200 Mahatma Gandhi Government Schools in the next 2 years.

  • 'Back to School' program to begin in 600 schools

  • Number of libraries to be increased from 8,870 to 14,970

  • 50 new state schools will be opened and 100 schools will be upgraded

  • Internet connection facility in all government hostels and boarding schools

  • Increased scholarship amount for students of Classes 1 to 8 to Rs. 500

  • SmartTVs will be made available in all government secondary and higher secondary schools and Kasturba Gandhi residential schools.

  • Incubation cells at nine educational divisions to develop entrepreneurial skills

  • 225 crore for Anganwadi Centres and Swami Vivekananda Government Model Schools.

  • Construction of more than 3,500 classrooms, laboratories, library,

  • Construction of 15 new school buildings and major repairs in 70 schools

Tamil Nadu

  • Rs 34,181.73 crore allocation for school education

  • Rs 5,478.19 crore outlay for higher education

  • Introduction of computer science from Class 6

  • Rs 2,634 crore allocation for Integrated Child Development Scheme.

  • Rs 1,953.98 crore for mid-day meal scheme

  • Rs 1,932.19 crore for post-matriculation scholarship scheme

  • Rs 374.88 crore to educational scholarships for backward classes, most backward classes and de-notified communities

  • Rs 2,470.93 crore for the establishment of 11 new medical colleges

  • Rs 110 crore for scholarship for minority students

  • Rs 270 crore for construction of hostels for ST girls

  • Rs 61 crore for minority hostels

  • Rs 903 crore for pre-matric and post-matric scholarships for ST and SC students

Uttar Pradesh

  • Rs 57,867 crore for primary education

  • Rs 18,172 crore for state contribution to Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan

  • Rs 3,406 for mid-day meal scheme

  • Rs 300 crore for providing shoes, sweater to students

  • Rs 200 crore for developing infrastructure in aided schools

  • Rs 270 crore fund to Atal Residential Schools

  • Rs 783 crore for minority education

  • 3 new Universities in Saharanpur, Azamgarh and Aligarh

  • A state university to be established in each division of the state

West Bengal

  • Rs 35,333.53 crore to school education

  • Rs. 4,893.05 crore to higher education

  • Rs 1,284.80 crore to technical education

  • Rs 381.36 crore to mass education extension and library services

  • Rs 50 crore for 100 new English medium schools for SC,ST dominated areas

  • Rs 100 crore for 500 new schools in Alchiki language

  • Rs 50 crore for 100 new schools of Nepali, Hindi, Urdu, Kamtapuri and Kurmali languages

  • Rs 50 crore for 200 schools of Rajbangshi language

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