While presenting the Union Budget for the year 2014-2015, the Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley has announced several new institutions to boost higher education in India.
He announced new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be in all states of India. 5 new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will come up along with equal number of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
Rs 500 crore has been allotted for setting up AIIMS. The new AIIMS will come up in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Vidarbha (Mahrashtra) and Purvanchal. Modi government has asked 13 states that do not have any AIIMS to identify locations. These include Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Punjab, Assam, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
In West Bengal, AIIMS will be established at Kalyani in Nadia district. Building of AIIMS Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh is also underway.
12 more government medical colleges with dental facilities will be setup. FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata will be given the status of ‘Institutes of National Importance’. ok Nayak National Centre for Higher Education and Madan Mohan Malviya Scheme for Teacher Training will also be established.
According to statistics on the Teach for India website: "In India today, 4 percent of our children never start school. 58 percent don't complete primary schools. And 90 percent don’t complete school."
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