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Higher education in India suffers due to low allocation of budget : Parliamentary Committee

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

A Parliamentary Committee tabled a report in Parliament on Monday where they pointed out that there is a huge gap between the projected demands and allocation of funds for the Human Resource Development Ministry’s Higher Education Sector.

“There is a huge gap between projected demands and actual allocations made for the department. Moreover, this reduced allocation of funds does not match with the objectives of expansion and growth of the higher education sector in the country and this would also defeat the endeavor to bring excellence in higher education,” the committee said in its report.

It added that the department should reconsider or review the entire process of making the demand, allocating funds and then their impact thereof.

“The department should reconsider or review its overall mechanism right from making the proposed demand till the final expenditure is incurred and also assess the impact thereof in so far as the implementation of various schemes is concerned,” it added.

The Committee also noticed that as far as Central universities infrastructure, faculty, number of students enrolled are concerned, the allocation of funds for their growth and development is inappropriate.

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