New Delhi, Dec 31 (PTI) There is a huge gap between the projected demands and actual allocations made for the HRD Ministry’s Higher Education department, a parliamentary committee has pointed out. Also Read - National Education Policy 2020: Is Regional Language Compulsory For Students Till Class 5?

“There is a huge gap between projected demands and actual allocations made for the department. Moreover, this reduced allocation of funds do not match with the objectives of expansion and growth of the higher education sector in the country and this would also defeat the endeavour to bring excellence in higher education,” the committee said in its report which was tabled in Parliament on Monday. Also Read - National Education Policy 2020: 'Much to Welcome But...,' Shashi Tharoor Points Out Sharp Discrepancies

“The department should reconsider or review its overall mechanism right from making the proposed demand till the final expenditure is incurred and also assess the impact thereof in so far as the implementation of various schemes is concerned,” it added. Also Read - National Education Policy 2020: Will it Really Reform India's School System? Here's a Breakdown

The committee also noted that the allocation for central universities is inadequate as compared to their infrastructure, faculty and number of students enrolled.

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