Higher Education Minister G.T. Deve Gowda on Wednesday announced the formation of an expert committee to find ways to change the syllabus for higher education in the state, considering only those sections which are related in today’s world.
“Syllabus in higher education has not undergone any change for a long period now…additional subjects can also be added under courses like BA. In accordance with changing times, a lot of changes have happened and we need to bring in programmes that train our youngsters accordingly,” he told reporters here.
“We will, however, continue with things in the syllabus that exist and holds good for today’s requirements,” he said, adding that an expert committee would be constituted for this purpose.
He mentioned the discussion with the Karnataka Education Association about conducting the Common Entrance Test through online process.
“CET and other things that are there we want to do it online, make it paperless. We want to do it from next year that’s our decision,” he said, adding that it was planned to introduce software, for which a meeting has been called on January 19 to take a decision.
He also stressed on to providing all basic facilities to the 10 state-run engineering colleges in Karnataka. There were also steps taken to recruit new 3800 lecturers and 394 principles before the next session starts
Universities had been asked to open skill development centers and adopt villages to encourage youngsters to enroll for higher education, by conducting various awareness programmes there, he said.
“Now enrollment or admissions for higher education is about 25 percent. We have to create more awareness among youngsters so that they enroll for higher education. I want Universities to work in this regard,” he said.
“The government is taking steps one after the other. By next year, you will see some results,” he said.