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Will the new IITs/IIMs benefit Young India? Tell us!

July 10, 2014 17:35 IST

Will the new IITs/IIMs benefit Young India? Tell us!

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What does Arun Jaitley's Union Budget have for India's student population? We explore...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget speech made promising announcements for the education sector.

We want to know from you, what you think of these proposals:

1. New IITs and IIMs

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised to allocate Rs 500 crore (Rs 5 billion) to set up five new IIMs (Indian Institute of Management Studies) and five new IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) in the Union Budget 2014-15.

The premier engineering (IIT) colleges will be added to Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

Meanwhile, the IIMs will be set up in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha and Maharashtra.

Do you agree with Jaitley’s proposal? Will more IITs and IIMs benefit India's youth?

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Virtual classrooms: Good or bad?

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The Finance Minister has proposed the allocation of Rs 100 crores to set up virtual classrooms.

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Skill India programme: Good or bad?

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A Skill India programme has been announced to train youth for jobs.

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National accredition for FTII and SRTFI: Good or bad?

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The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata will be accorded the status of institute of national importance.

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Modernising Madrasas: Good or bad?

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In the budget, Rs 100 crore has been allocated towards modernising madarsas.

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More medical colleges: Good or bad?

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The Finance Minister has also proposed setting up 12 more government medical colleges with dental facilities.

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A sports university in Manipur: Good or bad?

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In keeping with the mood of the nation, Jaitley also proposed allocating Rs 100 crore to start a Sports University in Manipur.

What do you think of the idea? Tell us!

Overall, do you think the Union Budget has enough for the student community? Or you think, it could have been better?

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