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Union Budget 2021 cuts funds for education, nutrition and child protection.
Budget 2021 Documents: Relaxations in UGC regulations made 239 institutions eligible to offer online and 204, ODL courses.
The TULIP program was announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the 2020-21 budget. The aim was to enrol 25,000 interns in the first year.
Union Budget 2021: Another organisation has said that the Centre is ‘misallocating’ funds to institutions that cater to the rich.
Budget 2021: Several student groups and leaders have expressed their disappointment with the Union Budget
Budget 2021: Allocations to centrally-funded medical colleges have risen slightly over this year’s budget estimates but not revised ones.
Academics said that the government is stepping away from strengthening the public education system and is encouraging privatisation.
Union Budget: Other scholarship schemes have seen small increases in budget and the post-matric scheme for OBCs is facing a Rs 115 crore cut.
Union Budget 2021: Funds for school education were cut by close to Rs 7,000 crores in the revised estimates for the financial year 2020.
Budget 2021: Major schemes such as Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan have seen funds cut after the 2020-21 revised estimates saw amounts reduced.