On Tuesday 9th March 2021 the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia presented the city government budget for 2021-22. He had announced the setting up of a law university in Delhi and said the work has been begun for Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship. He had also mentioned that "The work on a sports university will also begin this year".
Following are highlights about education in the Delhi budget:
- While the budget was presented by CM Manish Sisodia in Delhi Assembly, he allocated Rs 16,377 crore towards higher education for the next financial year 2021-22. He said that "In the field of higher and technical education, the Delhi Skills and Entrepreneurship University has started its work. Sports University will also initiate its activities this year".
- CM has also added "The Delhi Government is preparing to open a New Delhi University for those students who are wishing to study law in future. This university will provide new opportunities to students who want to make a career in the field of Law.' Further, he said "the national capital has witnessed an increase of 36.42 percent in the field of higher education and 66.44 percent in technical education".
- "The construction of the East Campus of Guru Gobind Singh IP University is expected to be complete by May this year, which will further increase the intake capacity in higher education and technical education," told CM. He said that "The new campus of Ambedkar University in Dhirpur and Rohini would be completed by September 2023 which shall increase the intake capacity of students by 8500".
- The Directorate of Higher Education has proposed a scheme for improving English communication skills among the youth for those students who had completed their schooling.
- The scheme will help the students to enhance their English speaking skills which will help them in seeking employment or get admission to higher education institutions abroad." The same scheme will be implemented in collaboration with international agencies which offer English speaking courses" said CM.
- Ho said that "In addition to the focus on spoken English, there will also be a focus on body language and personal development. About 5 to 6 lakh students are expected to benefit under this scheme through regular classroom education and self-learning modules in a period of three months".
- The Deputy CM suggested that the "50 years old" Delhi School Education Act 1973 and the "100 years old" Delhi University Act 1922 will have to be changed for full implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP).
- CM added, "Both these laws are not aligned to the ethos of the new education policy. We have requested the Central government to revise the provisions of the Delhi University Act and have also started working on the New Delhi School Education Act for Delhi".
- The Directorate of Higher Education will provide a guarantee on education loans of up to Rs 10 Lakhs to those students who had passed 10th and 12th from Delhi for this fiscal year. The government will also continue its scheme of giving up to 100 percent of the fees as a fellowship to the children of families who earn less than 6 lakh per annum, he said.