Education is on top most priority for the central government. In the second term of the Modi government, education has already been in the limelight and there have been many changes to be seen in the coming time.
The central government has been striving to improve the standard of education in the country and the efforts are also going on to increase the number of seats in higher educational institutions. The seats will be increased in the educational institutions by one-and-a-half times by 2024, President Ram NathKovind said in his address.
President Ram NathKovind was addressing the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament in the Central Hall. While addressing the Houses, he proposed to establish a ‘National Research Foundation’.
Further, he said, “This proposed foundation will work as a bridge between different Departments of the central government, science laboratories, higher educational institutions and industrial institutions.” During his address, the President also said that soon the government will start ”Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme” that is aimed at providing appropriate opportunities, environment and quality education to children.
Talking about the increase in the number of the seats in the higher institutes of the country, the President said, “With this initiative, two crore additional seats would be available for the youth in higher educational institutions. To enable various higher educational institutions of India to find a place in the top 500 educational institutions of the world, they are being encouraged through a grant of autonomy and financial assistance.”