The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) took the decision of Kannada language compulsory to all the Colleges and Universities . The decision is taken by Vice-Chancellors of various universities and KDA chief S.G.Siddaramaiah. Kannada government had recently made ‘Kannada” mandatory subject in all the schools regardless of boards across the state. Now,
The Karnataka State Higher Education Council was asked to put a panel to frame textbooks for this purpose. According to few sources, Mr. Siddaramaiah stated all the higher educational institutes to have ‘Kannada’ subject in under graduation, post-graduation and professional courses for the first two years.
To make sure about its implementation, the KDA has set up a committee directed by Mallika S Ghanti, Vice Chancellor (VC) of Kannada University, Hampi. A report has to be submitted on how to implement Kannada in higher education at different levels.
One of the VC of the universities said it wouldn’t be complicated for most of the universities are already teaching Kannada for UG and PG students. The problem arises only for the universities that offer professional courses as they have of students from various states.
To resolve the issue, they will have to send a circular to all affiliated colleges to recruit Kannada teachers on priority in professional universities.