Post Budget reaction-Mr. Vijay Thadani, VC and MD, NIIT Ltd

Post Budget reaction-Mr. Vijay Thadani, VC and MD, NIIT Ltd

Welcoming the Union Budget Mr. Vijay Thadani, VC and MD, NIIT Ltd said, “It is a progressive budget with the right emphasis on training of teachers, use of technology and funding for research.

????????????????????????????????????

Among the positive steps for the education sector, Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022 with a total investment of Rs 1,00,000 crore in next four years stood out. The fact that the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) would be suitably structured for funding this initiative is a much appreciated provision.

Increase in digital intensity in education and envisaging move from ‘‘black board’’ to ‘‘digital board’’; using technology to upgrade the skills of teachers through a digital portal “Diksha”; national program on artificial intelligence under the aegis of Niti Aayog; mission on Cyber Physical Systems and a test bed for 5G technology at IIT Chennai were among the other encouraging initiatives”, added Mr Thadani.z