Higher Education needs changes: Minister

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Gulbarga, Aug 2 (UNI) Karnataka Minister for Higher Education Arvind Limbavali today stressed the need to bring changes in the Higher Education to improve quality of education in accordance with technology development.

Speaking after inaugurating Digital Library set up in the Gulbarga University, he said that there is need to change curriculum in Higher Education to keep the students update with the developments.

The Minister said that a Central University would be established in Gulbarga soon and the State government would provide all necessary infrastructure.

Lamenting the backwardness in pursuing Higher Education in the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region, Mr Limbavali said that only eight per cent students are pursuing higher education in the region, as against 11 per cent in the developed areas in the other parts of the state, The government is making efforts to see that atlest 15 per cent students go to the higher education in the backward region.

Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy, speaking on the occasion, asked the people of the area not to depend on others in developing the backward region economically and educationally.

She said that people of the area should strive to erase the dubious distinction of backward, by working hard and asked them to utilise the available sources to develop the area.

The Digital Library, the first of its kind in the region, was set up in the Gulbarga University with financial and technical assistance from IT giants Infosys Technologies. A video conferencing Centre was also set up for conducting training for about 100 persons on e-learning, e-resources, ICT.

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