BANGALORE: Higher Education System in our country is not only undergoing a serious quality crisis, but also facing a big transition. Keeping this in mind, the Forum of Former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka (FVCK), is conducting a seminar on the ‘Status And Issues Related To Autonomous Colleges.’ This seminar, held on April 20 on the office premises of FVCK, Law College Building, Palace Road, will address the issues related to the establishment and working of autonomous colleges.
The event will be inaugurated and addressed by the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, D V Sadananda Gowda. Siddiah, IAS, Department of Higher Education will address the gathering as the Guest of Honour and Dr N R Shetty, President of FVCK, will be the chairman. The morning session will cover topics like National Policy on autonomous colleges and greater autonomy to universities and colleges, to ensure higher quality education. The evening session will focus on funding for autonomous colleges and revision of curriculum regularly, and increased accessibility to rural youth with scholarships and free ships.
FVCK, which was registered under Karnataka Society’s Registration Act on May 16, 2008, consisting of the former Vice Chancellors of Karnataka State Universities, who are experts and leaders in different academic fields. Under this Act the representatives has to interact with each other and supervise matters concerned with higher education, with a view to develop and attain appreciable standards of education in the state. Representatives from state universities (Registrars, finance officers and controller of examinations), selected principles from existing autonomous and non-autonomous colleges and academic deans will participate in the seminar to help acquire this target and improve the relevance and quality of education in the state.