Manipal: To provide basic facilities to 10 government engineering colleges in the state, Rs 26 crore has been released, said Minister for Higher Education and Tourism R V Deshpande. He was speaking after inaugurating the Government Polytechnic College building at Shivalli near Manipal here on Friday June 12.
“The state government is committed to improve the quality of education by providing facilities to colleges. The government has prioritized the construction of full-fledged laboratories in all engineering and polytechnic colleges. Vacancies of teaching staff will be filled soon,” he said.
Deshpande promised that the state government would extend all facilities required for the Polytechnic. Rs 55 lakhs will be sanctioned for the construction of the compound wall, borewell and interlock works, he said.
“The 21st century is the century of competition, quality and consumer satisfaction. Those who are well acquainted with life skills and quality education are likely to get the best opportunity. The Goddess of knowledge resides in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. Owing to the contributions of great visionaries like Ullal Srinivas Mallya, T A Pai, TMA Pai, Oscar Fernandes and Veerappa Moily, there are plenty of educational institutions in this part of the state. College curriculum should be such that students should obtain life skills,” Deshpande said.
Pramod Madhwaraj MLA of Udupi presided over the function. Zilla Panchayat President Savitha Shivanand Kotian; Udupi CMC president Yuvaraj; H U Talvar, Director; C D Ramalingaih Technical assistant of Technical Education; S K Chandra Shekar Executive engineer PWD Udupi and C P Ganathpati Principal of Government Polytechnic were present.