Bangalore: In a bid to accommodate the increasing rush of students to Karnataka and Bangalore for higher education and to attain high standards in education, chief minister BS Yedyurappa on Sunday said that six new universities -- Sankrit and Veda university in Bangalore, music and fine arts university in Mysore, agriculture and horticulture university in Raichur, law university in Hubli and new Davangere university in Davangere -- would be set up across the state, stressing on unconventional modes of education. The government is also planning to set up an ayurvedic and a polytechnic university soon.
He was speaking to the media after inaugurating the the Prajnana, the activity centre of Vidyarthi Shikskana Seva Trust in Nagarbhavi. "To better the education system and to make it affordable to all, the state will reduce the interest rate to six per cent on education loans up to Rs5 lakh,'' he said adding that this would attract more students to Karnataka.
The education of Karnataka is reaching new heights, said National Institute of Advanced Studies director and Rajya Sabha member Dr K Kasturirangan. He said that the Karnataka Education Portal was laudable. Forty institutions and over 6.5 lakh students have visited the portal till date, while over 10,000 students have interacted through it.