Bangalore, May 14: Universities and colleges across the state likely to have Kannada as a mandatory subject in the first four semester of under graduate courses.
The proposal to implement Kannada as compulsory subject made by the Kannada Development Authority, received an approval by the higher education council recently.
H L Hanumanthaiah, chairman of Kannada Development Authority submitted the proposal during the council meeting headed by higher education minister R V Deshapande.
Meanwhile, the higher education minister R V Deshapande set up a panel to look into the the proposal and directed to draft a plan on the implementation of subject in the engineering and medical courses.
H L Hanumanthaiah chairman of Kannada Development Authority said that the Kannada will be offered in two Syllabi: for Kannadigas and non Kannadigas.
Adding on the advantage of introduction of Kannada he said "Syllabus for non kannadigas will enable non-kanandigas to read and write".