Pointing out that there is a slowing down of quality education in the State, Governor H R Bhardwaj on Tuesday said the present situation needs to be reviewed.
Addressing a gathering during the release of the Vision Document 2020 compiled by the Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC), Bhardwaj pointed out, “We must have a vision which can be implemented to improve the situation. There is a rush of Indian students going abroad to countries like Australia and Singapore to pursue higher education.”
Lauding the University of Mysore and comparing it to Cambridge and Oxford universities, he observed that the former lacks good faculty and efforts should be made to upgrade overall facilities in the university.
Calling Karnataka the land of knowledge, Bhardwaj remarked that the State has many good universities like Mysore and Karnatak universities and has housed several Central institutes.
“Today, a mediocre student has no future and we have to produce the brightest students. This is the biggest challenge in education. There is a need to upgrade legal education of the country to world standards. Good quality education should be provided to the boys and girls,” the Governor said.
He also said steps should be taken to encourage collaboration with international universities to tackle financial and faculty paucity, pressing on inviting international professors to visit institutes here.
“There is a need develop scientific temper in education rather than inculcating spiritual values. Spiritual pursuits should be at personal level,” he felt.
Releasing the vision document, Minister for Higher Education C T Ravi said that education is the solution for all issues in society.
“Education must impart life skills and practical wisdom. The vision documents comprises aims and goals which will improve the quality of education significantly,” Ravi added.