Inter-varsity transfers soon: Ravi

Inter-varsity transfers soon: Ravi

The Karnataka government will soon announce an inter-university transfer policy and implement it at the earliest, said Higher Education Minister C T Ravi on Saturday. 

Speaking to reporters in Dharwad, Ravi said the Higher Education Council had already started drafting the policy and it was likely to be tabled in the coming legislature session.

The government is keen on implementing the transfer policy as a majority of the teachers are stagnated in their parent universities. While some varsities have less number of teachers, the teaching staff strength in others is more.

The new policy is aimed at bringing qualitative changes in the higher education sector and ensuring uniformity in staff strength in all the varsities, he said.

Ravi said the State government would soon scrap the other university students’ quota in admissions to postgraduate courses. At present, only two to three per cent reservation is given for students from other universities.

This has deprived more students the opportunity to opt for the subject of their choice in a particular university. The new policy will ensure free flow of students from one university to another and enable them study subjects of their choice in any university across the State.

Talks are on with the Planning Commission and the Finance Department to provide funds in the budget for the annual grants proposed by the varsities and release them at one time.

Some works remain pending in the universities as the funds are released in phases. Funds for both academic purposes and infrastructure enhancement would be accommodated in this, he added.