The female students enrolled in state government and aided private degree colleges is to receive free education with the beginning of 2015 academic year, announced R V Deshpande, minister for higher education and tourism of Karnataka. The fees of the female students will be borne by the state government, he added.
Among 70 lakh students in Karnataka, mere 17 students take advantage of higher education or reach this stage in their careers, minister stated.
During an education Institute inaugural event, he said that the government with an aim to fill gap in higher education and to provide access to higher education will also arrange education loans for the students who deserve and are bright. The interest levied upon the loan will be borne by the state government, since most students are unable to pursue higher education due to financial constraints.
Deshpande talked about how students are a priceless human resource for the country and highlighted that it is vital to bring all students in to the main stream of society through higher education.
Currently, the state government is helping nearly three lakh students to receive vocational training ever year so that they are capable to hone their life skills under Naipunya Nidhi scheme, minister said.
The students will also get additional training to enhance and develop their personal skills. Deshpande praised the SDME Society for making certain that students from remote or rural areas of the districts also get access to the up to date education facilities and more job opportunities.