Partial vision

Print edition : April 01, 2016

The Government Lower Primary School established in 1999 at Hemavathi Layout in K.R. Pet in Mandya district in Karnataka classrooms, toilets and other facilities. According to government data, only 8 per cent of the schools comply with all the infrastructural norms mentioned in the RTE Act. Photo: B. MAHADEVA

Students sitting on a protest near University Grants Commission headquarters against the scrapping of fellowships awarded to non-National Eligibility Test research scholars, in New Delhi on November 1, 2015. The budget for UGC has been cut by almost 55 per cent. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

On graduation day of trainee teachers in Chennai on March 4. Almost 9.4 lakh positions of schoolteachers are lying vacant in the country. Photo: G. SRIBHARATH

At a time when the basic structure of the education system, right from the primary school to the higher education level, needs a significant budgetary push, the Budget’s sole focus is on vocational training.

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