K'taka plans to set up Sanskrit University

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Mysore, July 1 (UNI) The Karnataka government has proposed to set up a Sanskrit and Vedic University in the state, State Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the 12 sanskrit colleges in the state would be brought under the ambit of the proposed university.

Mr Limbavali said Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa would make a formal announcement in this regard during his budget presentation in the coming Assembly session.

The Minister, while stating that there was no plans to announce new colleges in the state, said additional funds were sought from the state government to create necessary infrastructure facilities in recently started colleges.

Replying to questions, the minister said the government would appoint a ''search committee'' to suggest the name for the post of Vice Chancellor for Mysore University. Once the committee submitted its report, the post would be filled up immediately, he added.

The minister refuted the charge that the BJP Government in the state was trying to ''saffronise'' school education system by rewriting the syllabus of the History subject.

''There is no such proposals before the state government as alleged by the Congress leaders,'' he said.

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