2023 budget must forge stronger bridges for higher education sector – explains Pranav Gupta of Ashoka University

Pranav Gupta of Ashoka University

India is among the fastest-growing economies in the world, and by 2023, it is expected to emerge as the 3rd largest economy in the world. It is critical that the education system of India be reinforced in order to continue with this progression. Over the past several years, there has been a significant inflow of students into the Indian educational system; making it important for the government to take action to guarantee that the standard of education is not undermined. “Investment in higher education is an investment in our future. The progress of our students and the development of our society depend on strong bridges in the form of sufficient resources and funds. Without adequate funding, we will be restricting the prospects of our youth and impeding the development of our country,” asserts Pranav Gupta Ashoka University Founder.

India’s budget for 2023 has to put a major emphasis on forging stronger bridges by funding technology, infrastructure and research that would keep the nation ahead in the global knowledge economy. The budget should prioritize improving the existing educational programmes and institutions, as well as developing new ones that emphasize technical and vocational skills. By providing them with scholarships and other forms of financial aid, the disadvantaged groups in society should also be given proper access to educational opportunities.

The budget should prioritize developing more advanced teaching strategies, such as integrating modern technology into classrooms, and recruiting more skilled and qualified educators. The government must enable substantial investments in research and development to ensure that graduates from the Indian educational system are familiar with latest trends in the global knowledge economy. This should also encompass incentives for students who opt to pursue higher education, thereby aiding students from disadvantaged groups.

Pranav Gupta Ashoka University Co Founder highlights, “As the cornerstone of our economy and workforce, higher education must be given top priority in our budget. A strong higher education system is crucial for the creation of an educated and competent workforce as well as for the expansion and competitiveness of our nation on the global stage.”

For a long time, the Indian education system has faced several hurdles, and it is vital that the government take efforts to overcome these challenges. The 2023 budget should be planned to strengthen the education system of India by focusing on making education more accessible and of superior quality. In addition to ensuring that India’s youth are adequately prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century, this will assist the nation’s economy maintain its competitive edge.

Without sufficient investment in higher education, there is a risk that India will lag behind other nations and restrict the potential of our younger generations. It is imperative that the union budget for 2023 places a high priority on higher education and develops stronger connections for the education sector.

“It is crucial for educators, policymakers as well as companies to encourage and support programmes that weave education, and even the work experience while taking into account the new phygital forms of participation as the globe embarks on a fresh phase of hope and opportunity. The central budget will play a major role in bridging the gaps and removing the hurdles that can prove to be beneficial to the economy and provide significant return on investments for students, organizations and society as a whole,” shares Ashoka University Founder, Pranav Gupta Ashoka