The UGC give green signal to the University of Mysore to conduct the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) for another three years. The decision was made by the UGC in Delhi last week.
Following the decision made by the Commission, the notification of approval will be quickly forwarded to the acknowledgement of University. It is said that University of Mysore has over 200 colleges and has been performing efficiently in higher education. The University of Mysore (UoM) has been conducting the KSET for the last three years.
"Higher education is at the crossroads. On the one hand, we have resource crunch, and mismatch between demand and supply on the other. If we have software to change the mindset of people, I will be the first person to put it to such a use. In my career, I have seen how education field lacks human capital and infrastructure..." said P Prakash, additional secretary of UGC.
"By 2025, India will be the youngest country with youths in 25-30 age group. By then, India will be also be the largest demographically dividend nation in the world. There is a great demand for workforce. But the country lacks talent among technical and non-technical graduates - just 23 per cent of technical graduates land jobs, while it is 15 per cent among non-technical graduates. There are 860 management institutions in the country. But only 7-8 per cent of those graduating from them get employed. Every fourth graduate in the world is an Indian," added Prakash.
While stressing on the importance of need-based curriculum, Prakash pointed out that many colleges still fail to change their curriculum.
"Need-based curriculum is the need of the hour. Colleges should come out with curricula keeping the requirements of society and the country in view. This apart, teachers should also make use of software to improve the quality of education," said Prakash.