Grant of Rs 6,143 crore recommended by the 15th Finance Commission for online learning

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Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha informed that the 15th Finance Commission has issued recommendation for grant of Rs 6,143 crore for online learning professional courses for higher education in regional languages. In this amount Rs 250 crore rupees have been assigned for Andhra Pradesh.

He said it is through the development of direct to home (DTH) content, massive open online courses (MOOCs), provision of devices for twenty five lakh students from economically and socially weaker sections of society.

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