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  • UUCMS [Unified University & College Management System] : Unified universities and Colleges Management System (UUCMS) is being developed and implemented in collaboration with the Department of E-Governance, for complete computerization of all disciplines, academia, administration, exams etc.
  • Youth empowerment Centers : Youth empowerment centers in 30 colleges in each district have been set up to create awareness of job opportunities and higher education in their field of choice by providing information, training and motivation to the youth of the state.
  • Digital Learning : Under the Digital Learning Project, college faculty are preparing PPT, videos, study materials and assignments through technology collaboration. This will create a qualitative educational system, with clarity in textual concepts. 1.3 lakh students will benefit from this
  • Appointments : With respect to various matters of the College Education Department, the rules have been finalized to fill the vacancies of 1242 assistant professors and 310 Principals by direct selection. 
  • Alliance Helpline Portal: An online helpline has been opened to address and help to solve the problems, questions and grievances of students.
  • Get-CET-Go : Comprehensive Online platform to prepare for KCET 2020 with Online videos, synopsis and mock tests. Makes it easier for students looking for content as well as store offline the downloadable content. Around 2 lakhs students will benefit from this.
  • Renovation of UVCE : 10 crores fund will be released for the University Vishveshwaraya College of Engineering for revamping the facilities and level of education imparted to make it on par with the IITs.
  • Bangalore Central University Revamp : Bangalore Central University has been renamed as Bangalore City University. It is planned to provide an innovative educational program and excellent infrastructure at a cost of Rs.150 crores

A new university has been set up in Raichur and an order has been issued to upgrade the Government Science College, Bangalore to a unified “Nrupatunga University”. To enhance efficiency in administration, the University Act has been amended to address the eligibility of the posts of Chancellor (Administration) and Accountant. In higher education, a “Vision Group” is created to bring about qualitative changes on a global scale

  • Laptop : In 2019-20  109916 eligible students studying in Government First Grade Colleges were given laptops.
  • Revised Salary: Revised by applying the 4th UGC / AICTE pay range to the faculty working in Government / Aided Colleges and Polytechnics of the Department of Higher Education.
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE): Bangalore Ambedkar School of Economics has been passed to make it a university. A project to upgrade the organization to world class standards, which is being developed with a grant of Rs.150 crores, has reached its final stage and is ready for inauguration.
  • Online Affiliation System: Online Affiliation System implemented to increase transparency in university affiliation process for all colleges in the state.
  • JnanaNidhi Channel and Covid-19 After Action: A total of 69,000 online classes have been conducted to prepare students for the college education and technical education department. More than 12,500 video classes have been uploaded to Jnanidhanidhi YouTube channel.
  • Vijayi bhava : Programs such as job/aptitude test information for students, job-related skills, motivational phrases, and interviews with successful people are going to be made and uploaded on a Youtube Channel by the name of  ‘Vijayi bhava’
  • Geostatial Center: Two geostationary technology centers are being set up at a cost of Rs 5 crore each to enhance employment opportunities for polytechnic and engineering students. Additional rooms are provided for SC/ST students in 23 Polytechnics at the cost of 20.89 crores. Student Fees of 6175 Departmental Engineering and Polytechnic Students amounting to 2674.67 lakhs has been distributed as e-scholarship through online portal.
  • The ministry is actively involved in agreements with more than 20 countries, most recently with Bahrain at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 in Davos on matters related to Fintech, AI, IoT & Cyber ​​Security.
  • Bangalore Tech Summit-2019 was successfully organized. The three-day conference was successfully concluded, with representatives from 21 countries and over 262 speakers, 248 performers and more than 15,000 delegates from around the world participating in the conference.
  • The Karnataka Innovation Authority Act has been enacted which provides for the unveiling of new innovative products in the framework of advanced law.
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund has been established by Bio Innovation Center, Bangalore in collaboration with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council for Bio-Startups.
  • About 11,900 students have been trained in ESDM and about 622 candidates have been called for employment.
  • 895 Applications have been received for ElevateCall-2 and Elevate-Unnathi, of which 93 startups have been won in ElevateCall-2 and 20 winners in Elevate-Unnathi. A sum of about Rs.26.5 crores has been awarded.
  • Various projects have been implemented in the Startup Policy, in which a number of innovators have been successful globally in finding solutions and creating innovative products. Karnataka Government has been ranked # 1 in the India Innovation Index 2019 published by the Policy Commission (Niti Aayog).
  • The Combat Covid-19  Challenge was unveiled on March 30, 2020 at the Karnataka Startup Portal for the purpose of identifying innovative products and solutions for prevention and treatment  for fighting  the Covid-19 epidemic.
  • A variety of startups at the Bio-Innovation Center in Bangalore under the Department have researched the tools to effectively eliminate Covid-19 and 6 such tools have been developed which will be unveiled by the Deputy Chief Minister on 7th July, 2020.
  • Startup Vision Group was created to promote startups in the state.
  • Keonics has outsourced employment to about 10,000 employees and has been assigned to various government departments and corporation boards.
  • Computer literacy online test is being conducted by Keonics to employees / officials of Karnataka Government.
  • 184 Keonics computer Training Centers are present throughout the state and are fully functional and equipped with skilled trainees and all required infrastructure. Through these centers, a variety of courses are being provided to educate the unemployed youth / young people to be self employed.
  • Through Keonics 150 agencies have been selected by tender process to provide marketing facilities in the field of electronics and information technology.
  • In HSR layout, a start up and incubation facility is being built on 82,000 sq.ft land with plug and play infrastructure at the cost of 32.72 crores.
  • All preparations have been made for conducting the CET exam for admission to the state Engineering Institutes on July 30, 31. Students with Covid19 negative certification are also given the opportunity to write the test.
  • To bring transparency in the Higher Education Department and avoid issues of corruption in appointing credible candidates, the government has directed the relevant departments to make necessary amendments in service rules and implement the ‘no interview’ policy for recruitment in posts of Assistant Professors.
  • The State Government has announced the establishment of a Vision Group on Higher Education to effectively transform the higher education scenario in Karnataka.
  • The state government has initiated a programme for the transparent distribution of post matric scholarships in a fully paperless manner through an Integrated State Scholarship Portal. This is a path breaking initiative by the Government of Karnataka as the portal’s backbone is the use of blockchain technology which ensures 100% transparency in the grant of scholarships. 
  • An amount of Rs 5 crore allocated to Visvesvaraya Technological University to offer special courses for students to make them meet industry standards.
  • Visvesvaraya College of Engineering will be developed into an autonomous institute, based on the IIT model. Rs.10 crore is allotted for this purpose.
  • A permanent system will be put in place to efficiently monitor the administration of Universities and Colleges in the State with the help of technology, at a cost of Rs. 1 crore.
  • To enhance the net enrolment ratio in higher education, interactive online courses (M.O.O.C.) will be started and the requisite good quality e-content will be developed at a cost of Rs. 1 crore.
  • Geospatial technology centres will be established at cost of Rs. 5 crore each under Visvesvaraya Technological University and Department of Technical Education to enhance employment opportunities of polytechnic and engineering students.
  • An Asian nations Education Ministers’ Education Conclave and Mega Exhibition will be organized in Bengaluru under private partnership.
  • A task force committee has been constituted to monitor the situation related to annual examinations as well as other issues related to Covid-19 in the remaining academic calendar headed by the Karnataka State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) vice-chairman SV Ranganath.  The committee has suggested a one-time measure of automatically promoting all students except those in the final year, to the next semester.
  • On 20 April, the ministry launched a free online crash course termed “GetCETGo” which will greatly help all students of the state to prepare for the upcoming CET and NEET 2020 exams during national lockdown in absence of regular preparatory classes.
  • The state government is setting up Vivekananda youth empowerment centres in every school and college in the state to inculcate in students patriotic feeling and awareness on job opportunities. The centres will have experienced people to be in touch with the Youth Promotion Centres, one in every district.

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