SHIMOGA: Vice-Chancellor of Kuvempu University B.S. Sherigara said here on Tuesday that there was a need for opening 1,000 universities to bridge the gap between population and expansion of higher education.
He was speaking at the PES Institute of Technology and Management (PESITM) after inaugurating “Samskruti-Sourabha” and distinction award presentation function. There was a need to open more universities in India if higher education was to be developed in proportion to the country’s population, he said and added that institutes of higher education had to start job-oriented courses to suit the growing market demands.
The Vice-Chancellor said that India had emerged as a growing power centre going by the fact that 4.5 lakh engineers were coming out college every year. Chairman of the PES Group of Institutions, Bangalore, M.R. Doreswamy gave away prizes and awards to meritorious students. Principal of the PESITM M.N. Shanmukha Swamy presided over the function. Treasurer of the PESITM B.Y. Vijayendra and trustee B.Y. Arunadevi were present.
Earlier, Mr. Doreswamy told presspersons that the PESITM would start BBM and MBA courses from the next academic year.