‘Rural Students Need Quality Colleges’

BANGALORE:  Ruing over the lack of educational opportunities for students in rural areas,  noted scientist and head of the Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister Prof C N R Ra

Published: 01st February 2012 03:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:47 PM   |  A+A-

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Prof C N R Rao with the eight awardees who won the 2010 State Awards in the field of Science and Technology at an event organised by the Dept of Scie

BANGALORE:  Ruing over the lack of educational opportunities for students in rural areas,  noted scientist and head of the Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister Prof C N R Rao, on Tuesday, said he would propose to the state government to establish quality educational institutions in rural areas.  

‘Need for Better

Facilities’

“The best minds are based in rural areas. But, unfortunately there are no opportunities for them to study even upto pre-university. I will propose to the government  to set up quality colleges in all corners of the state, with free accommodation, food and other necessary facilities for the best students. I wish to see this through by the end of this year,” said Prof Rao.

He advocated the need for quality research in the country. “The competition from South Korea and China have placed India in the middle of progress in the field of Science,” he said.

Principal Secretary for IT, BT, S&T M N Vidyashankar said that Karnataka had taken the lead in science and technology progress.

He hoped that the budget for Science and Technology would cross `95 crore this year.

Achievers Feted

Eight achievers in the field of Science and Technology walked away with the 2010 State Awards for Scientists and Engineers organised by the Dept of Science and Technology and Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology.

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