The assembly has now given its nod for Manipal University, Arka University, Sharana Basava University, Adichunchanagiri University, Dayanand Sagar University and Vellore Technical University.
Karnataka, whose capital Bangalore is a major attraction for students across India for education, particularly engineering and medical courses, is to get 13 more private universities, taking their total to 15.
The assembly has now given its nod for Manipal University, Arka University, Sharana Basava University, Adichunchanagiri University, Dayanand Sagar University, Vellore Technical University, M.S. Ramaiah University, Devaraj Urs University, Roy Technical University, PES University, Spiritual University, Reva University and KLE Technological University.
Once these universities are set up, Karnataka will be the third state, along with Himachal Pradesh, in the country to have 15 private universities. Rajasthan has the highest number of private universities at 33, according to the data with the Universities Grants Commission, the central organisation that supervises university education in the country.
The two private universities functioning in Karnataka are Azim Premji University, set up by IT czar Azim Premji of Wipro, and Alliance University.