Rs 89 crore infrastructure boost for 20 govt schools in

Rs 89 crore infrastructure boost for 20 govt schools in<br>Bengaluru

Twenty government schools in the capital city will be developed as
Bengaluru Public Schools at an expenditure of Rs 89 crore. Primary
education minister BC Nagesh said they will be modelled on the lines of
Karnataka Public Schools where children join at three years and graduate
at 16

Vishal R, commissioner for public instruction, said 16 government schools
and 4 BBMP schools have been identified. “The focus will be on
improvement of infrastructures like classrooms, toilets, and furniture as
well as on teachers’ development,” he said. The schools are in areas like
DJ Halli and Fraser Town, among others.

The allocation for education has gone up to Rs 31,980 crore from Rs 29,688 crore in 2021. Of this, Rs 500 crore is for infrastructure development in government schools and Rs 100 crore for furniture in government high schools and pre-university colleges

Seven engineering colleges into Karnataka Institutes of Technology will be upgraded and seven new model universities in educationally backward areas will be set up. There’s a proposal for entrepreneurship training at IIM Bangalore for 300 scheduled caste and scheduled tribe women graduates.

Multistorey hostel complexes, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sauharda Vidhyarthi Nilaya, will be constructed at Rs 250 crore at Belagavi, Hubballi-Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Mangaluru and Mysuru.