BANGALORE: The Karnataka Knowledge Commission (KKC) has submitted its first set of recommendations on Tuesday to the Chief Minister.
The Commission has made twenty six recommendations spread across six focus areas- Literacy and School Education; Health Sector; Humanities, Social Sciences, Law & Management; Libraries and Knowledge Networking; Higher Education and Vocational Education.
The Knowledge Commission, headed by former ISRO Chairman and Planning Commission member Dr K Kasturirangan, was created in 2008 to look into implementing the recommendations of the National Knowledge Commission and other issues.
Here are some of the important recommendations made by the Commission.
● To establish an advanced centre for legal research and law related studies on the lines of ISEC, NIAS etc. This centre could be either an autonomous one or part and parcel of the newly created law university
● To transform two of the existing universities into model Universities in order to make them trendsetters for others
● To develop the proposed Ayurveda University as an unitary and contemporary research oriented university rather than an affiliating university with the conventional UG and PG courses
● Establish ‘Karnataka State Research and Innovation Fund’ for encouraging colleges and universities to pursue relevant research and also to build interface between state planning and research in higher education
● To rank all colleges (UG & PG) teaching Humanities, Social Sciences, Law and Management at the university level to start with and in the entire state subsequently
● To design and develop an online catalogue of all Kannada books and materials and other knowledge resources available in the state of Karnataka along with their location and availability
● To design and develop catalogue and digitisation of medical manuscripts of Karnataka to bring into light and enrich the traditional knowledge heritage of the state
● To design and launch State level programs on preventive healthcare (swastha-vritta).
● To make necessary amendments to the existing policy on apprenticeship in Karnataka in order to make it to align with the changes in job market.
The proposed amendments could include increased stipend to students, creation of an environment for private public partnership and adoption of open apprenticeship placement instead of ‘designated trade’.
Appointed KKC member
The Karnataka government has passed an order on Thursday nominating well-known homeopath Dr BT Rudresh as an additional member of the State Knowledge Commission.
Rudresh has gained huge popularity for his selfless service in homeopathy for the last three decades.
Around 200 people register daily at his Ashwini Homeo Clinic, Gandhi Bazaar, seeking treatment.
The Karnataka Knowledge Commission was started by the Karnataka government under the chairmanship of Kasturirangan on September 5, 2008.
Source: Express Buzz