Karnataka Government plans free education for girls up to post-graduation  level

Minister Basavaraja Rayareddi said the move will cover private institutes too, modalities being worked out

Published: 01st September 2017 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2017 08:50 AM   |  A+A-

There is no clarity if the scheme will cover professional education

By Express News Service

BENGALURU:The state government has recently decided to provide free education for girls in the state up to post-graduation even in private educational institutions. Currently the girls are given free education in government schools and colleges up to undergraduate level. Now it will be extended to private instituitions and also up to post-graduation from the next academic year. Confirming this, Higher Education Minister Basavaraja Rayareddi said, “From the next academic year, it is completely free eductaion for girls in the state.”

Rayareddi was speaking at an event organised by Bangalore University at Central College premises on Thursday to inagaurate  newly constructed buildings.“The mode of payment for private institutions towards the girl children fee is yet to be finalised. Once it is placed before the Cabinet and gets clearence, the departments concerned will work out the modalities,” said a senior official from the Higher Education Department.

According to officials, first priority before the government is to reimburse the fee paid by the students in the form of scholarship. “To avoid confusion or misuse of the scheme, it would be better to reimburse the beneficiaries. This is what we are doing with the fee education scheme announced for children of farmers who committed suicide. They have to join the institute by paying the required fee and later submit the receipt to the department concerned. The fee paid by them will be reimbursed to their bank accounts,” an official said.

What Rayareddi said
Appointment of a V-C for Bangalore University will be done in a week
As the setting up of Skill University is being delayed by the Labour Department, the project will be taken over by the Higher Education Department
Ambedkar School of Economics has got 50 admissions
Over 90 state government degree colleges do not have own buildings
Free laptop scheme will be extended to PG student


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