In conversation with Ajeenkya DY Patil, President, Ajeenkya DY Patil University.
What is your opinion about the budget 2021?
Very pleased to see the union budget focus on online education, which has really taken off during the pandemic. It allows us to make education more accessible to ensure our young population has the right skills and training to be the strongest and largest workforce in the coming years. The honorable Finance Minister’s budget with investment in the educational sector will further facilitate digital and online schooling models, which is well-aligned with the new national education policy The focus on higher education and the “glue fund” proposed will enable the development of a flexible and agile environment for collaboration between private and public educational institutions, making India an attractive destination for higher education in the region.