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Establishment of Karnataka State Knowledge Commission Establishment of State Knowledge Commission in Karnataka for the first time in the nation’s history was an outstanding achievement by Arvind Limbavali.

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With the ambition to achieve global quality and standards in higher education the Higher Education council was set-up. It is one of its first kind in the nation.

First step towards decentralization: Establishment of new Universities As minister of higher education, Arvind Limbavali initiated the process of decentralization in the department and based on the guidelines of UGC, established new universities.


The colleges of Davangere and Chitradurga districts which were part of Kuvempu University brought under Davangere University. Likewise, Colleges of Belgaum, Bagalkot and Bijapur districts were brought under Belgaum Rani Chennamma University and Bellary Sri Krishnadevaraya University was established and colleges of Koppal and Bellary were merged in it. Law University of Hubli was made fully functional. To fulfil the aspirations of the artists and intellectuals and to implement the recommendations of the Knowledge Commission, a Folklore University was proposed to be established.


Special Universities Establishment of two special Universities during Arvind Limbavali’s tenure as a higher education minister was a milestone achievement. A Music University named after music maestro Dr.Gangubai Hanagal at Mysore and Sanskrit University in Bangalore are the two special Universities. Based on the recommendations made by Knowledge Commission and report of the committee headed by former vice chancellor Dr. Rudraiah, existing Bangalore University was proposed to be divided into three Universities.

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Arvind Limbavali with former President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam and former Governor of Karnataka Shri Rameshwar Thakur

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Discussing with former AICTE chairman Shri Yadav


With UGC chairman Shri Sukhdev Thorat in New Delhi.

With Bangladesh Education Minister Shri Rehman




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