'Govt wants all to have access to education: Moily

'Govt wants all to have access to education: Moily

India will be the major skilled manpower supplier in future

Speaking after inaugurating silver jubilee celebrations of NMAM Institute of Technology (NMAMIT) here on Saturday, he said the government is aiming to include everyone in the educational process and even the last man in the society should have access to education.

Moil said that India is poised to emerge as future supplier of 50 per cent of skilled labour force to the entire world.

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has initiated National Skill Development Scheme on labour market demand. The programme intends to create 500 million trained skilled labour force by 2022, he added.

Moily said the technology is a powerful instrument of change. The higher educational institutions should equip themselves to achieve excellence through innovation or else they would perish.  Stressing the need for creating more national-level institutes in the country, he said national institutes like IIMs, NITs and IITs had a growth rate of 5 per cent all these years. However, now they have shown 54 per cent growth in the last five years.He said “Bangalore is IT city of the world. The IT export revenue of Bangalore is nearly Rs 90,000 crore. Expansion, inclusion and excellence should be the motto of the education system,” he added.

Earlier speaking to presspersons, he said the state government is run by the funds released by the Centre. The second position given to the Karnataka state by the Centre as asserted by the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is not in terms of development but only in terms of central grants released and utilised by the state government on various central sponsored schemes and need not to take it as ‘certificate’ by the Central government.

Programmes such as Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and various health and employment schemes should be reviewed properly to check whether the state government has utilised the funds properly, he said.

Moily said the newly appointed KPCC President has clearly indicated that Congress will not have any tie up with the JD(S) in the coming elections. The party will face election on its own strength. Moily inaugurated Vocational Training Institute at NMAMIT. Pejawar mutt seer Sri Vishweshathirtha Swamy inaugurated the Staff quarters and NRI hostel block. Higher Education Minister Dr V S Acharya laid the foundation stone for silver jubilee lecture complex on the occasion.