K'taka to start 'Add-on Courses' in 35 degree colleges

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Udupi, Oct 18 (UNI) Karnataka Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali today said 'Add-On Courses' would be started in 35 degree colleges in the state from the coming academic year.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said the Add-on Courses would help college students to improve their employability in different sectors.

The government had initiated talks with top industries, including those in IT sector, for providing suitable inputs, including faculty training for these courses, he added.

Qualified students would be provided internship in these industries during vacation, he said.

He said UGC had recommended to the state to start such courses.

The state government had taken up the initiative under Public-Private Partnership.

These courses would be introduced in B.A and B.Sc courses, he said, adding the course materials would be prepared by the respective colleges based on the requirements of the industries.

The government had decided to set up a Sanskrit University to promote Sanskrit language, he said and added it had sanctioned Rs two crore to prepare the groundwork.

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