The department of higher education in Karnataka has constituted a committee to address the nuances related to the Karnataka State Universities Act 2002.
Karnataka’s minister for Higher Education, Dr MC Sudhakar in an official note said that the committee will look into the nuances, shortcomings or discrepancies in the act to help ease functioning of higher education setups in the state.
The committee will be chaired for a former IAS officer and will have on board retired vice chancellors of universities, educationists, and retired professors. Sudhakar has sought a report in this regard from the committee in one month.
“We recieved representations from universities, the teaching community and other stakeholders about some concerns they had pertaining the Karnataka State Universities Act 2002.
“There act was envisioned to address an immediate need to improve quality of education, teaching for excellence, encourage research and adopting the latest teaching and learning mechanisms. However, this has not been possible. We have recieved several representations from stakeholders asking for changes to be introduced in the Act. Hence the constitution of the committee,” he said.