With an aim to improve infrastructure of various state universities and government colleges, the government of Karnataka will be soon getting a loan from the World Bank. About 3,000 crore loan will be provided from the World Bank for the development of infrastructure and other necessities.
The decision came in after a meeting was held on August 20 by Higher Education Minister Basvaraj Rayareddi.
Basvaraj Rayareddi said further discussion in this regard will be held on August 23, 2016. Karnataka has about 412 government colleges and 35 universities. The ministry also aims to provide with tamper-proof marks cards and degree certificates will be issued to all UG and PG candidates. The Mysore Sales International Limited (MSIL) has been given the responsibility to manufacture waterproof and tearproof certificates for the universities. Also from the next academic session, orientation and graduation ceremonies for students will go green in state and government universities and colleges.
According to reports, Basvaraj Rayareddi said, "students will have to plant saplings in their concerned campus and care for them till their course ends."
Bringing in new changes in the existing higher education system in Karnataka, the minister also stated that the students will have have pictures of saplings they had planted and nourished. This plantation exercise will involve more than 20 lakh candidates where all the institutions under this scheme will be free to choose a date to start this proposal. While concluding the statement, Rayareddi said the government will soon be bringing all the universities under one common Karnataka Comprehensive Universities Act.