As India gears up for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year, the government is planning to double its number of PhD graduates by 2022.
The government’s ambitious target is to double the number of doctoral degrees by 2022 to 2.3 million.
To meet the ambitious goal, the education ministry has set aside more than 1.5 billion rupees ($17 million) in funding to improve teaching and training at schools across the country.
According to a ministry statement, the plan aims to enhance teaching and learning, while increasing the efficiency of educational institutions, including teaching staff and students.
The ministry plans to invest nearly 3.5 trillion rupees to improve teachers training, including increasing their number of teachers, teachers’ assistants, and other educational staff, through better use of technology, as well as increasing the number and quality of teachers training courses and additional curricula for teaching and tutoring.
Teachers, for instance, will be able to take courses in a single year, instead of needing to attend multiple classes over the course of a year.
Also, the ministry will invest about 2.5 million rupees in training courses for students in higher education, and training for teachers and other staff at schools, in the second half of 2019.
As part of the plan, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has also set aside 2.5 crore rupees for the purpose of training teachers in higher learning.
In addition, the Education Ministry has set up a national training center for teachers.
For the 2019-20 academic year , the government will be investing over 2.1 billion rupee in trainings, and training, and teaching at schools.
With the goal of increasing teaching and learning efficiency and quality, MHRO also plans to increase the number of academic teachers and teacher training at schools across the nation, providing a training platform for all educational facilities, including academia.
Education Minister Arvind Panagariya said the government would also focus on training teachers in high-quality specialties, such as education, economics, and business, in order to boost their performance.
“The national training center will also help in creating a national-level training network for high education teaching and learning,” Panagriya said.
Among the government’s plans to boost the number, the minister said, is to re-orient the trainees at the training centers to improve their readiness for future education in the future.
On the other hand, the government plans to strengthen academics training through reform of the educationally disadvantaged school, by increasing the capacity of accelerated training.
It also reforms the academic process by promoting the role of educators in the acoustics and learning of students, as well as provid[ing] the training of teachers for teaches in high-needs and/or low-needs schools.
With a global debt crisis, India’s student debt is now an inclination to borrow more money, according to a report by the National Council of Economic Research (NCER).
“India’s student debt has now increased by a staggering 14.4% since November 2015, after growing significantly since February 2016.
This amount increases in tandem with a number of other national government policies, such as the launch of the High Performance India initiative, which promises a higher level of education for India student than the country as a whole,” the NCER report said.