Bengaluru: The Karnataka Examination Authority is all set to go digital, with KEA deciding to conduct all the examinations, including CET, online.
Higher Education Minister G.T. Deve Gowda told reporters here on Wednesday that the KEA was in the process of developing software for this purpose and once it is successfully tested, the examinations would be conducted online.
Meanwhile, the Higher Education Department had convened meeting of Vice Chancellors of all Universities in the State to discuss changes in syllabus. For a long time, the teaching pattern in the state’s higher education has not been changed. For today's competitive world, there was a need to incorporate skill based teaching system. The VCs meeting would deliberate on these aspects, he said.
Answering a question, Mr Deve Gowda said the process of appointing Vice Chancellors was in progress and by the end of January all the Universities would have VCs.
As for the proposed School of Economics, he said the government was in the process of sending clarifications over queries regarding setting up of the institution. Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge was in touch with the Governor and there should be no problem in setting up School of Economics, he added.
The Minister said the government is spending over Rs 1,200 crore to improve infrastructure of high schools and colleges in the state. In addition, NABARD had extended `100 crore assistance for setting up labs and other facilities in engineering colleges.
It is also in the process of appointing over 3,800 lecturers, including 394 Principals, Mr Deve Gowda added....