Harihara, April 23: The establishment of 7 new universities as announced in the recent state budget would become a reality in 3 months, Dr.C.N.Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, said on Saturday.
Speaking at the Amrit Mahotsav of Indian independence and job fair organised at Panchamasaali Peetha, he stated that upgrading of 7 engineering colleges akin to IITs would also be taken up soon.
Saying, the government has been emphasizing on qualitative education, imparting present day skills to students and facilitating aspirants to get their dream jobs, he added that at least a university will be started in districts.
He remarked that the effective implementation of the National Educational Policy will increase the employability of future generations of students and help to realise the goal of the ‘job for all’ policy adopted by the state.
Mentioning the Twinning programmes introduced in technical courses he said, “Collaborations and MoUs with foreign universities have enabled students of the state to secure Twinning certificates in emerging technology courses by providing opportunities for students to study simultaneously in universities of USA. Students from economically backward sections will be benefitted from this initiative.”
Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai, Sri Vachanananda Swamiji, MP Siddesh, MP Devendrappa, and Minister Shankar Patil Munenakoppa were present.