15th Fin Commission recommends grant of Rs 6,143Cr for online learning courses in regional languages
The 15th Finance Commission has recommended a grant of 6,143 crore rupees for online learning and development of professional courses in regional languages for higher education in India.
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has mentioned this in Lok Sabha in a written reply. In reply to a question of the member, Mr. Pradhan said that out of the total amount, 250 crore rupees have been allocated for Andhra Pradesh.
The Minister said that the promotion of online education has been provided through the development of Massive Open Online Courses,
MOOCs, direct to home-DTH content development, digital classrooms and provision of devices for 25 lakh students belonging to socially and economically weaker sections of the society