Launch ‘Pradhan Mantri e-VIDYA’ initiative for Digital Education: Nirmala Sitharaman

Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday announced the immediate launch ‘Pradhan Mantri e-VIDYA‘ initiative for digital education, which is likely to boost already high interest in the ed-tech startups, given the extended at-home learning requirements that the industry is catering to.

Top 100 universities of the country will be allowed to start online courses by 30 May, Sitharaman said while announcing several measures for the education sector.

This should create opportunities for the players in the education sector and technology companies to create, distribute and monetize, relevant digital content targeted at all sections of the society leads to a much wider reach and impact. During these tough times, the right use of digital technologies can go a long way in achieving the goals laid out by the government, said Ashvin Vellody, partner, Deloitte India.

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