Budget 2020 expectations: Modi government should make some long term bets on education

Budget 2020 India: By making these changes the government can help realize our collective dream of transforming India so it can become an innovative superpower.

Budget 2020 holds significance for several reasons. The timing is such that the government is not under any electoral pressure. India is only a few years away from the commitment made by the Honorable Prime Minister for making India a 5 trillion dollar economy. Education is becoming a significant factor in building long term electoral capital and with an eye on 2024, the Govt should make some long term bets on education.

Compared to other BRIC nations, India’s spend on education as an overall % of the budget is abysmally low. India stands at a 3% spend compared to China’s 4%, Brazil’s 5.9%, and Russia’s 4.1%. India must increase its expenditure on education. It should also reallocate some of its existing spend on relevant and high impact areas.

Read more at: https://www.financialexpress.com/budget/budget-2020-expectations-modi-government-should-make-some-long-term-bets-on-education/1842085/

Sandy Hooda

Sandy Hooda

Sandy Hooda is a first generation entrepreneur with an outstanding track record in technology and hospitality ventures. He realised through personal experience that his school education not only undermined his love of learning, but also played an insignificant role in him becoming successful in life. To better understand whether anyone had solved this education puzzle, he spent three years traveling around the world identifying the most progressive schools and galvanising the superstar education leaders behind these schools in order to create Vega Schools. His life mission is to revolutionise education based on research on ‘why’ and ‘how’ we learn so there is perfect harmony between school education, love of learning, and success in life.

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