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Post-Budget Analysis: Money Is Committed; Right Results To Follow

The esteemed panelists who participated in the 'Education Panel' include Akshay Munjal, President, BML Munjal University; Dilip Chinoy, Ex-CEO, NSDC and Rohit Kumar, Former President of Publishers Association of India, Founder, Guiding Star Digital

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BW Businessworld organised post-budget roundtable today powered by NewsX at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The esteemed panelists who participated in the 'Education Panel' include Akshay Munjal, President, BML Munjal University; Dilip Chinoy, Ex-CEO, NSDC and Rohit Kumar, Former President of Publishers Association of India, Founder, Guiding Star Digital.

The session was moderated by Sreerupa, Executive Editor, BW Businessworld. Srerupa started the conversation by introducing each panelists and asked their post-budget reactions about how was the budget and how it will help education sector in future.

Akshay Munjal, President, BML Munjal University, said, "We expected a lot from the budget in the education spectrum and we heard some new announcements about UGC, goal oriented education, specifically higher education for e.g engineering in maths that we found missing in the budget. There could be revamped of UGC policy, I want to see how it unfolds. It would be interesting to see how they take forward the idea of global universities, we are waiting to see the guidelines of how they will work."

Rohit Kumar, Former President of Publishers Association of India, Founder, Guiding Star Digital, said, "For education, this is the good budget specially in the skill program and online courses. For companies which are in the ecosystem to create content, all of those have a bigger role to play on this budget. On my wishlist I had I wanted to see the new education policy execution plans and it will impact once to come."

While talking about the allocation for youth in this budget, Dilip Chinoy, Ex-CEO, NSDC, said, "The government is planning to open international skill planning centres for ensuring people who go overseas for skilled and trained, given the fact that Indian human resources are always surplus. The second interesting announcement which follows is vocational training for employees and industries. The announcements focussed on employability in the solar, infrastructure, housing. So I saw intent to invest in education. I need to see an execution."


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