PTI : New Delhi: Government on Monday announced creation of a Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) with an initial capital base of Rs 1,000 crore which will leverage funds from the market and work to create infrastructure in India’s top institutions like the IITs.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also spoke about creating a regulatory architecture for ten public and ten private institutions to emerge as world-class teaching and research institutions.
The finance minister also announced the establishment of a Digital Depository for academic certificates and also opening of 62 Navodaya Vidyalayas.
He also emphasised on government’s commitment to empower higher educational institutions to help them become world class teaching and research institutions.
He also announced setting up of a Higher Education Financing Agency with an initial capital base of Rs 1,000 crore. “The HEFA will be a not-for-profit organisation that will leverage funds from the market and supplement them with donations and CSR funds. These funds will be used to finance improvement in infrastructure in our top institutions and will be serviced through internal accruals,” he said.
He also announced establishing of Digital Depository for School Leaving Certificates, College Degrees, and Mark sheets, on the pattern of a Securities Depository.