MrSiddharth ChaturvediExecutive VP,  AISECT GroupChancellor– SGSU for your reference. It would be great if you could include the same in your upcoming budget story.

“In the aftermath of Budget 2024, India’s higher education landscape radiates with promise as 1.4 crore youth have been skillfully equipped and 54 lakh reskilled under the Skill India Mission. The establishment of 3,000 educational institutions, including 7 IITs, 16 IIITs, and 7 IIMs, underscores a steadfast commitment to academic excellence and innovation, while the significant enrollment of women, comprising 43% of STEM students, reflects substantial progress towards gender inclusivity.

Additionally, the government’s pledge to establish additional medical colleges and upgrade 14,500 schools through the PM Schools for Rising India initiative signals robust investment in education and innovation, ensuring that India’s youth are adeptly prepared to navigate future challenges. The National Education Policy 2020 heralds transformative reforms and initiatives like PM Schools for Rising India stand as testaments to delivering quality education and nurturing well-rounded individuals. The Skill India Mission’s success in upskilling and reskilling, combined with the growth of higher education institutions, illustrates India’s commitment to cultivating a capable and empowered population.”