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Strengthening Polytechnic Education Reinforcing Technical Education Department Polytechnic education of Karnataka state is the product of great visionary Sir. M. Vishveshwaraiah. However, his vision was never carried forward and kept the Technical education in primitive form. Hence, in the era of Information Technology it lost its charisma which it had once and faded to backdrop. Arvind Limbavali realized the importance of polytechnic in IT age and redesigned the technical education by reinforcing it. ƒƒ 15 percent seat reservation in engineering education for polytechnic students ; ƒƒ 23 new polytechnics started functioning in Karnataka; ƒƒ Salaries of all aided college teaching staff were covered in electronic clearing system; ƒƒ During 2009-10 additional grants of Rs.1093.62 were requested; ƒƒ Smart cards to every student in order to solve some inconveniences to students and to make polytechnic education more authenticated one; ƒƒ Establishment of Sir M.V. Institute of advanced technology at Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur to mark 150th birth celebrations of Sir M.Vishveshwaraiah.

Community Polytechnic

65 Government and Aided polytechnics were initiated under a community polytechnic scheme, where Rs.13 lakhs was spent as recurring amount and Rs. 17 lakhs spent as a nonrecurring amount on each college. 1885 employment opportunities were created in which 1625 part time Lecturers and 260 contract basis lecturers got the appointment which strengthened the Government rural Polytechnics.

New polytechnics

Five acres each land have been allotted for all newly started polytechnic colleges across Karnataka. The construction work of the 13 colleges sanctioned during 2010 is being completed. These sixty five polytechnic colleges will provide state-of-art technical education in coming years to cater to country’s IT demands.

Increase in pay

Remuneration of guest lecturers of polytechnic and engineering colleges have been increased to Rs. 7,500 and 10,000, respectively.

Accreditation to new colleges 10 new Engineering colleges were accredited by AICTE.

Empowerment to rural students: thanks to Edusat

The future of India rests with the rural youth. Understanding this reality Education department decided to provide best available technological support to aspirants of engineering/medical education in rural Karnataka. Providing CET Coaching by making use of satellite technology is a unique and pioneering effort. An effort of the Government of Karnataka, introduced in 2009 enhanced the capacities of rural students and their outstanding performance was evident in CET results. Fifteen thousand students were the beneficiaries of Satellite based CET coaching programme which became a boon to the poor brilliant rural students.

Apart from this, 20% Government Engineering seats at the lowest possible fee of Rs.15,000 were reserved for the students with the annual income below 2 lacs per annum.




A book on the developmental activities carried out by Shri Arvind Limbavali in Mahadevapura Assembly Constituency during 2008-12. The book...