The state will see more private universities in the future as there are 10 proposals pending before the state government for approval. Governor HR Bhardwaj, chief minister Jagadish Shettar and higher education minister CT Ravi also favour setting up more private universities in the state.
At the convocation of Alliance University on Saturday, he said the university authorities should bring in ultra-modern facilities to enhance student and faculty exchange programme with world-class universities.
In his address, Shettar said the state government would give complete support to education, including setting up private universities in the state. “The government has set aside about Rs15,071 crore for education purpose during the current financial year,” he said.
He also advocated that private universities should partner with best world class universities for faculty and students exchange programme. “Such steps will transform the students to global citizen,” he said.
State higher education minister had appreciated the way private universities are functioning in the state and suggested that they should rise to the global standards.
About 471 MBA graduates and 19 executive diploma in Business Management received degree certificates from Alliance university chancellor Dr Madhukar G Angur presented the convocation certificates. Vice-chancellor Ayyappa was also present.
Among the 10 proposals for private universities, the prominent ones are MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, PES Institute of Technology, Vellur Institute of Technology and Devaraj Urs group of institutions.
Azim Premji University has the distinction of being the first private university in south India, followed by Alliance University.