Education

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Present Scenario and Strengths:

  • Karnataka’s ranking on Education Development Index estimated by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) improved to 8th position in 2008-09 from 11th in 2007-08
  • Investment in quality of education: 7th highest pupil-to-teacher ratio in India, with CAGR of 18.3% in school teachers, reflect favorably on education system
  • Gender parity in education: 52:48 enrollment ratio between boys and girls indicates near unity gender parity and gender equity
  • Private sector involvement: 22% of primary schools and 64% of secondary schools are privately-owned, providing significant opportunities for private sector growth

Karnataka is considered a Knowledge Hub due to presence of a number of institutions:

  • 103 R & D Centres
  • 19 Universities
  • 179 Engineering Colleges
  • 114 Medical, Dental, Ayurvedic & Unani Colleges
  • 273 Polytechnic Institutes
  • 1003 Industrial Training Institutes
  • 47 International Schools
  • 40 Law Colleges
  • 9 Foreign Language Training Institutes
  • 69 Pharmacy Colleges
  • 350 Nursing Schools / Colleges

Some of the Premier Institutions are: Other Initiatives include:

  • Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana
  • Community Empowerment and involvement of School Development and anagement Committees
  • Learning Guarantee Programme of Azim Premji, Foundation

Infrastructure

  • Project Proposition: Knowledge City
  • Project Location: In 4 locations, shall be provided upon request
  • Investment Potential: INR 40,000 Crores

Academia

  • Project Proposition: Private Universities
  • Project Location: In 8 locations, shall be provided upon request
  • Investment Potential: INR 40,000 Crores

Research & Development

  • Project Proposition: R&D Parks
  • Project Location: In 10 locations, shall be provided upon request
  • Investment Potential: INR 30,000 Crores