Karnataka all is set to bring forward courses in cyber security in its universities. Recently, the Minister for Higher Education informed the media that this field is imperative for everyday life as it carries many job opportunities.
"It is estimated that there are over a million jobs in the field. We want our students to make use of the opportunity." said T B Jaychandra, the Minister for Higher Education
Also carried in the report is a statement by Jaychandra which pointed that the government had got considerable funding under the Centrally sponsored RUSA scheme (Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan). The state of Karnataka had been allocated INR 20crore for four universities each, and 92 colleges.
The colleges having the ‘NAAC’ (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) accreditation will be eligible for funds under the RUSA.
Further, there will be two universities from Karnataka which will be selected for the ‘Generation UK’ program. According to this program, the students from the UK will be invited to visit these universities. Among nine universities which will form a part of this program there are Gulbarga University, the University of Mysore, and Bangalore University are among the shortlisted ones.
The ‘Education World Forum’ which is to be held in London, will also find Karnataka taking part in it. Higher Education Department principal secretary Bharath Lal Meena and Jayachandra are going to be part of this event.