The state government has decided to take help from industrialists and entrepreneurs to develop first grade colleges in each district of Karnataka.
Story so far: Higher Education Minister, Dr CN Ashwath Narayan stated that corporates would contribute to the development of 23 government first grade colleges in the state through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds. The development will include setting up libraries and laboratories and furnishing the colleges with the required equipment.
- The remaining colleges will be given a donation of ₹ 2 crores to facilitate development.
- CM Bommai also iterated that the responsibility of corporates should not be limited to just contributing money, but they should get involved in the projects.
Equivalent to PUC: The Higher Education minister also said that 120 government industrial training institutes (ITIs) would be upgraded in addition to setting up 30 new ones. The ITI education will be considered equivalent to the PUC board as importance is being given to technical education.