Monday, September 27, 2010

Karnataka accepts five reforms in education

BANGALORE September 23, 2010 : Dr. Kasturi Rangan, Member, Planning Commission and Chairman, Karnataka Knowledge Commission, on Thursday discussed about the recommendations made by the Knowledge Commission.

The State government has accepted 5 important recommendations of the Commission for improving the quality of education in the Colleges and Universities in the State.

The government has agreed to develop two Universities namely Mysore and Dharwad as model Universities, the chief minister said.

The initiatives of government of Karnataka have been appreciated by Government of India and willing to support the State government in their effort. Dr. Kasturi Rangan assured to take up this at National level.The action of the State government to improve learning by students and also improve their skills was also discussed.

Efforts to improve job opportunities for students in the State was also raised at the meeting and the awareness level of the students joining government colleges are increasing and they are asking for such courses which will help in getting jobs for them, the chairman said.

Dr Kasturirangan was also expected to visit Raichur to have a first hand knowledge of the rehabilitation work in the area.

The Chief Minister said he had fruitful discussion with Planning Commission.”We are happy that we will do our best in making a qualitative change in the field of higher education,” he said. (Mangalorean)

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