Karnataka Assembly gives nod to setting up of new Universities in seven districts

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Updated on Sep 22, 2022 10:14 IST

The Karnataka State Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed, during which the Chair expressed concerns about the quality and functioning of universities in the state and rampant irregularities in many of them.

Karnataka Assembly gives nod to setting up of new Universities in seven districts

Karnataka Assembly gives nod to setting up of new Universities in seven districts

The Karnataka Assembly has passed a Bill to constitute new universities in seven districts and to upgrade Unitary University in Mandya. Karnataka Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan assured that new laws will be brought to ensure reforms in the functioning of such institutions in the state.

The Karnataka State Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed, during which the Chair expressed concerns about the quality and functioning of universities in the state and rampant irregularities in many of them.

The Bill in its financial memorandum states that with regard to the establishment of new universities there will be an approximate expenditure of INR 14 crore per annum towards the annual recurring expenditure at INR 2 crore for each university. Narayan, piloting the Bill, said: "It is the demand and aspiration that there should be a university in all the districts and in this direction as a step the government is opening new universities in seven districts -- Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Haveri, Bidar, Koppal and Bagalkote, and in Mandya district we will be expanding the existing university."

"According to the National Education Policy, there should be at least one university in every district to fulfil the educational and skill needs of the youth there," he said. "It has also been a long-standing demand and hence the Chief Minister had made an announcement in the budget for certain districts and the same will be considered for other districts in the days ahead, the minister added. As per the Knowledge Commission, UGC and National Education Policy, there should not be more than 100 colleges under one university," he further said."

Now, the aspiration is that every college in the state has to be developed to a status of degree-awarding autonomous university by 2035, he said.

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