Ready to go to court on NEET, says Acharya

PUC syllabus to be on a par with CBSE

Higher Education Minister, V S Acharya, launches Folklore University logo in Bangalore on Monday. DH PhotoSpeaking to reporters on the sidelines of the launch of the logo and website of the Karnataka Folk University in Bangalore, Acharya said Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has written to the Centre pointing out the variation between the II PUC State syllabus and that of CBSE which the NEET is largely based on.

Making the State students appear for the NEET would be unfair as they were not equipped to face such examinations. “We are confident that the Centre will accept our request. At the same time, we are prepared to approach the court explaining the difficulties in accepting the single exam system in the coming year,” Acharya said. The State will bring the syllabus of the first year PUC on a par with that of the CBSE from the next academic year, following which the II PUC syllabus will also be revised. The State will join the NEET in 2014, he added.

Teachers to be trained

PU teachers will soon be imparted training to keep them abreast of the new syllabus, he stated.

The Supreme Court in July this year allowed the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Centre to conduct a common entrance test for admissions to undergraduate, post-graduate and super speciality courses in all medical colleges in  India.

Folklore varsity logo launched

The logo, motto and website of Karnataka Folklore University, the first varsity dedicated to folklore in the country, was launched in Bangalore on Monday.

The logo has the Kannada alphabet “Ja” with the name of the university around it. It also depicts a farmer’s family ploughing the land. Speaking on the occasion, Higher Education Minister V S Acharya said the university will conduct training programmes, workshops and interaction programmes with experts for rejuvenating traditional knowledge and protecting the oral tradition of the land. The government will render all help to the university coming up on a 125-acre camp at Shiggaon, Haveri.

The varsity will also provide a platform to study folklore, arts and traditional science and technology among others.

The university website http://www.janapadauni.in was also launched on the occasion. University Vice-Chancellor Ambalike Hiriyanna was present.

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