Budget 2017: Important announcements for education sector

The Government has proposed to introduce a system of measuring annual learning outcomes in schools. Emphasis will be on science education, flexibility in the curriculum to promote creativity through local innovative.

Budget 2017: Important announcements for education sector


  • The Government has proposed to introduce a system of measuring annual learning outcomes in schools. Emphasis will be on science education and flexibility in the curriculum to promote creativity through local innovative.




  • Creation of Innovation Fund for secondary education to encourage local innovation for ensuring quality.




  • The main focus of Innovation Fund for secondary education is development in 3479 educationally backwards blocks.




  • Reforms in UGC for higher education.




  • Good quality institutions to get greater administrative and academic autonomy.




  • Colleges to be identified based accreditation and ranking to be given autonomous status.




  • Revised framework for outcome-based accreditation and credit-based programmes.




  • Proposal to launch of Swayam platform with at least 350 online courses.




  • Swayam to enable students to attend courses virtually. Access reading resources and take online tests




  • Access to Swayam to widened by linkage with DTH channels dedicated to education.




  • Proposal to set up an autonomous National Testing Agency to conduct all entrance examination for higher education.




  • National Testing Agency would free education boards from administrative responsibility. Focus more on academics.