news Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 05:30
The Karnataka government has now reportedly decided to make Kannada a mandatory subject in higher education courses.¬† According to a report by The New Indian Express, all higher education courses, including engineering, law and medicine, are likely to have Kannada as a mandatory subject from the coming academic year. The Karnataka State Council for Higher Education on Wednesday placed¬†a proposal, submitted by the Kannada Development Authority,¬†on the main agenda at a general body meeting and decided to bring in the changes from 2015-16.¬† Officials told the newspaper that an expert committee will look into the level of Kannada, including for students from other states, which would be taught in such courses.¬† In undergraduate courses,¬†Kannada will be a compulsory subject for the first four semesters, whereas in professional courses, like MBBS and LLB, Kannada will be mandatory in the first two semesters, states the report.¬† ‚ÄúThe proposal has been accepted in principle and approved by all vice-chancellors. We will soon form an expert committee to provide the guidelines to write text books,‚Ä̬†Dr L Hanumanthaiah, chairman, Kannada Development Authority, told the newspaper.¬† An official notification will be issued by the Higher Education Department after a report is submitted.¬† ¬†