Vishweshwaraiah Technological University will now be incorporated into venture capital and partnerships. In addition, professionals will also partner with the Global Capacity Center (GCC) to promote research said, Minister of Information Technology – Biotechnology, Higher Education, Science and Technology of Karnataka Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan.
Speaking at the 21st VTU convocation event here on Thursday, he said the new National Education Policy (NEP), which is now being implemented, will radically change learning and bring about revolutionary transformations.
Educational institutions should not be limited to just graduation. In addition, they should not remain separate. As such, many initiatives have been implemented to bring modern enterprises closer to educational institutions. This would ensure that students have adequate training, skills skills and job qualifications he said,
Plans have been drawn up to get ‘Institution of Eminence‘ status to VTU. In addition, 30 engineering colleges in the state are being developed as global quality institutions under the `Super-30‘ project. The minister said that all these initiatives have started by the government from Belagavi itself in ‘Sarvarigoo Udyoga’ initiative.
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There should be sufficient emphasis and encouragement for research in educational institutions. Thus, a monthly Fellowship of Rs.25,000 will be increased in coming days. This will be a triangle of educational, research and industrial cultures in the state.
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He said, On the same occasion, birth centenary of the great civil engineer & the irrigation specialist, late SG Balakundri is celebrated in a meaningful way that a Study center would be opened in his name in VTU Belagavi he said.
Governor Thavar chand Gehloth, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, MP Mangal Angadi and Chancellor Prof.Karikadappa were present at the event.
Gold medals were awarded to rank students at the event. In addition, businessman Chris Gopalakrishnan was honored with a doctorate. Bharat Biotech founder Dr. Krishna Yalla and senior researcher Dr Rohini Godabole were also selected for the honorary doctorate, which was awarded in their absence.