New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that top 100 universities will start online courses by May 30 under ‘PM eVIDYA’ programme. Also Read - Will Your In-Hand Salary Increase This Month? Here is How to Calculate

“Extensive use of podcasts and radio. Special e-content for visually and hearing-impaired students. Top 100 universities will be allowed to start online courses by May 30,” FM said, while announcing fifth and last tranche of the Rs 20-lakh crore COVID-19 packages as part of the “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” (Self-reliant India campaign). Also Read - On 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', Sitharaman Says Studied Packages of Difference Countries Before Announcing it



Besides this, one earmarked TV channel per class from 1 to 12, also named as ‘one class, one channel’, will also be rolled out. It will also envisage extensive use of radio, community radio and podcasts and special e-content for visually and hearing impaired. Also Read - RBI Press Meet Today: Repo Rate Reduced by 40 Basis Points, GDP Growth to Remain in Negative Territory, Moratorium Extended For 3 Months Again

Alluding to the challenging times, Sitharaman said, “Swayam Prabha DTH channels have reached those who do not have access to the internet and DIKSHA platform has had 61 crore hits from 24th March.”