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Delhi to get two new universities

Delhi’s Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, keeping the Budget share for the education sector over 25% for 2019-20, said the University of Applied Sciences will help to change the way people see the professional courses..

education Updated: Feb 27, 2019 07:00 IST
IANS, New Delhi
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Delhi’s Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, keeping the Budget share for the education sector over 25% for 2019-20, said the University of Applied Sciences will help to change the way people see the professional courses.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

In a step towards strengthening higher education, the Delhi government has proposed two new universities in the national capital.

State Finance Minister Manish Sisodia, keeping the Budget share for the education sector over 25 per cent for 2019-20, said the University of Applied Sciences will help to change the way people see the professional courses.

The varsity will offer courses from the modular of three months to the Ph.D. and M.Phil level, he said.

The second proposed varsity is for teachers’ training.

“Education will get 26 per cent of the total expenditure Budget in 2019-2020,” Sisodia said in his Budget speech.

“The government will give tablet computers to all Class 11 and 12 students of Pratibha Schools and Schools of Excellence and those scoring over 80% in Class 10.”

Entrepreneurship Curriculum, which will also give seed money to students, will also be launched from the coming session, he added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Feb 26, 2019 19:01 IST