Kasturirangan advocates for 33 per cent of reservation for women

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Hubli, Feb 1(UNI) Eminent scientist and former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Kasturirangan today stressed the need for providing 33 per cent reservation to women in every field and said it is time they (women) got their due.

Addressing students at Mahila Viddyapeetha here, he said women were a way ahead in the aspect of learning at top level these days and it was the right time they played their role in public life.

Dr Kasturirangan, who is also the member of Rajya Sabha, said its high time Parliament should pass the bill on Women's Reservation.

Earlier, talking to newsmen, he expressed satisfaction that almost all projects taken up by ISRO were making progress and said astronomy satellite could be launched next year.

Replying to a question, Dr Kasturirangan said it was for the universities in Karnataka to take initiative for adopting of e-education through satellite, on the lines of Vishweshwaraiah Technological University.

IIT Mumbai adopted the facility just two days ago.

To another question, he said distant education through satellite has already been commenced in Chamarajanagar district to help the students of far plunged schools.

The government planned to extend it to around 800 schools in the state.

He said its just a supplementary education since it could not be made interactive education as the number of students was more and it is suitalbe for universities.

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