State Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said the administration would further decentralisation in the higher education sector on Monday and invited Pennsylvania’s American higher education institutions to work with the Karnataka government. He was speaking at a meeting to discuss a global relationship between Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and higher education institutions in Karnataka (PASSHE).
In line with the goals of the National Education Policy, decentralisation would be further emphasised at all levels of higher education, according to the Minister of Higher Education. “Collaboration would be established with the top universities abroad to provide access to quality education,” he added.
The introduction of training courses and other such initiatives, according to Mr. Narayan, has prioritised the digitalization of higher education. According to the minister, 80,000 students are enrolled each year and the enrolment rate in the state’s polytechnic colleges has increased from 50% to 100%.
He stated that programmes like dual degrees, skill training, and internships would be expanded further. Visiting the state for a week is a group from the University of Pennsylvania, led by vice chancellor Dr. Peter Garland and Dr. Anita Meehan. According to the minister’s office, discussions and conversations about cooperation in higher education would take place during the visit.