Seven govt. engineering colleges to be transformed into Karnataka institutes of technology: CM Bommai

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) quality and model of technical education will be imparted to all students in the state

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) quality and model of technical education will be imparted to all students in the state

Seven government engineering colleges will be upgraded as Karnataka Institutes of Technology (KIT) to provide a model of quality technical education and “Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)”, Chief Minister Basavaraj announced Bombai.

Inaugurating various development works of Bangalore University including the renovated heritage buildings of the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), a 150ft high ‘flag pole’ and participating in the ‘bhoomi pooja ” for the new mechanical block at Jnanabharathi campus here On Thursday, the CM said, ‘In the 2020-23 budget, I had already announced that our government will upgrade seven government engineering colleges to KIT within five year. After that, Karnataka will remain not only a progressive state but also a state capable of producing the highest skills and human resources for the nation.

UVCE was the first engineering school in Karnataka and the fifth in the country, and a long-standing demand from alumni was to give the university autonomous status, he said. “The rich heritage and history of this college has played an important role in the development of the state. Our government plans to create a research and development (R&D) policy in the state. The UVCE should also effectively participate in the process of creating the engineering R&D policy,” Bommai added.

Higher Education Minister CN Ashwatha Narayana said Karnataka is at the forefront of higher education. “We also plan to set up a task force, which will be led by IIT scholars across the country, to upgrade the seven government engineering colleges to KIT,” he said. .

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