Bengaluru: Zero students for newly introduced Kannada medium engineering courses


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Jan 12: The state government had started the engineering degree in Kannada medium with a novel idea of making the course easy for students from rural areas. However, not even one student has opted for this course.

Following the order, government had also sought a report on admissions to Kannada engineering courses from the colleges all over the state by December 31, 2021, the last date for joining the degree. But to its utter dismay, all the 23001 seats for engineering courses in Kannada medium are lying vacant.


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Engineering was introduced in regional languages from the academic year of 2021-22, as a part of the National Education Policy (NEP). In all, three colleges of the state reserved seats for engineering students in Kannada medium. Though some students showed interest during the first round of counseling, no one joined.

Karisiddappa, vice chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) said, “The colleges which offer these courses are located in rural areas. We thought that atleast some students would be interested. It seems like the parents are not interested in Kannada medium engineering. We will introduce it strongly in the next academic year.”

 In total, 16457 seats are vacant this year. Through CET, 64484 seats were made available. Out of this, 48027 students have taken admission. However, 6544 students have not downloaded the admission orders. So the total number of vacant seats is said to be 23001.

Karisiddappa said, “The numbers are better this year since students that were easily promoted from second PU and the cut off percentage in CET was reduced. Many rural colleges have received students in good numbers but admissions are less for Civil and Mechanical courses.”

In addition to this , counseling has not yet been started for national eligibility and admission test for medical and dental medical courses. After this happens, there is a likelihood of some engineering students dropping out if they get medical seats.

 

 

  

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Thought for the day:- (some one needs so badly) “People offer free advice because they don't use that advice for themselves anyway.”

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    The people those who are responsible to promote the Engineering degree courses in Kannada t ruly deserve the Nobel prize and Bharath Ratna. What an idea Sirji.... stupidity at its best....!!!!. With engineering degree in Kannada where these engineers will find jobs, may be only in Kingdom of Kailasha.....!!!!

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Leopardess again in distress. Preetham, adika prasangam Sathyam, shivam, Sundaram Rehgahe sirf hum aur thum

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Preetham yennada preethide boorodchi . Scope ijji

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  • Husain, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    I studied 1 to 10th in Kannada medium, now I am an engineer. I don't think we need engineering in Kannada medium. Because Kannada is needed to learn our culture, love and community. It is too much to expect the world to be knowing Kannada. we are in globalized community. English is the only language to ensure that we are globalized. So let's not confuse the world with Kannada.

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  • gm, mlur

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    But what to do if we want to be a frog in the well.

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  • Vikram, Dubai

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Very well said...

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  • John, Valencia

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    In kannada, will the internal combuation engine be called 'volage uriyuva yantra'? Great use it will be if somebody goes to the US for a degree in Mech or auto engg.

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  • Michael, Brahmavar

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Can they list all mechanical tools with it's Kannada name. There is no equivalent word in kannada for bus, car, truck (lorry), tempo, covid, let alone evolving engineering vocabulary everyday.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Ever first seat for Engineering degree is booked by Firangipet- Preetham. She has completed Masters in political science & Human psychology in English now her love for Kannada is blossoming to achieve next first. Let's wish all the best to this unique lady!

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Better to start in SANSKRIT !! to value our culture and our tradition !!as per BJPEeeee propaganda

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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    THIS IS ALL VOTE BANK POLITICS -- Many of the BJP leaders children -- Study in UK- USA etc - when they come get royal treatment -- right from airport etc -- further take jobs / work abroad -- -- meaning all hypocrisy -- study in good Christian schools -- english medium -- so on -- and so forth -- so one set of rules for common man- studies etc -- another set for ruling elite - nothing wrong with kannada - problem is whole eco system has to change - -- for which huge investment -- commitment -- teachers needed - Job opportunities- later -- assuming one graduates -- as of today will be a handicap- We have to see how JAPAN -- GERMANY -- now China- have their Technical education -- in local language - make massive investment -- not only money -- other Print material - Teachers -- Computers in vernacular -- Surely Can consult very many experts if serious -- --

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    For all those changes we should educate the voter who should sensibly vote the right candidates or else without spending single money in election system to be practiced !! which is not possible in this country another 400 thousand years. See how nityananda fool the people lavishly and he has got 1000 of followers without giving second thought that he is a fake

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  • Karthik, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Lol I can see the ignorance of all the commentors in this section. Take an example of any developed nation they teach in their own language but not in English. But fools here are ignorant and blabber the same. Don't be a slave let us learn English as a global language but not as medium.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    you must be ashamed to write this comment in English....why did you learn English? are your family members go to Kannada medium school and do not learn English at all?...in fact you are a hypocrite and calling others as one...it is only because of the knowledge of English of Indians we have gone so ahead globally...

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  • gm, mlur

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    In India how many languages will you teach?

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Students know its useless, meanwhile the minister is busy showing his manhood everywhere

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  • aithappa moolya, manglaore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    let all the saffron party members and general public who support gurukula type of teaching, sanskrit etc send their children to these courses first and lead by example rather than just making tom tom in websites..

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  • Vinyas Rai, Bengaluru

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    First you send instead if telling others. Set an example first.

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  • aithappa moolya, manglaore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    i never support such stupid ideas...going by your name...i bet 99 percent of your community supports these BJP ..so you people better send first...i know now many shettys will not vote BJP this time as they are sick of their lockdown policies..

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Dr Karisiddappa, Vice-Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), said, "As of now, there are no professors to teach engineering subjects in Kannada". Still, govt wants students to take engineering in Kannada. I think parents and students are smart enough to reject the proposal. Govt wants even IITs to teach in regional languages, which has got a lukewarm response from IITs.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Let the BJP, RSS and other saffron people admit their children to these courses and display their patriotism. Then for whom did they design these curriculum? They want their own children to study in the best English medium schools and send them to either muslim or Christian countries, hypocrisy at it’s best!

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    This is ministers bad intension towards people. If their children studying in English medium or abroad countries.. The people studied kannada medium Engineering so that they will work in Goshaalas. And their kids will get big posts and enjoying life. But we people are not opposing anything because we have no unity

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  • Browny, KUWAit

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    First keep job for Kannada Engineer

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    I agreed browny sensible comment....

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Culture, nationalism impact doesn't bother here for Nagpurians

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/dallas

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    money making business .how many crores spent on this ? ..are all refernce books required also made available in kannada ??? tax payers money wasted .

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  • Hubert, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    VHP & Bajrang dal cadres can join the college. Any how they don 't hv anything to do except troubling innocent people.

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  • Rahul, Mluru/dxb

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Another master stroke turning puska. Govt should have assessed the demand and reserved the seats and ensure books and other needs are available. If govt want to see regional language engineers, let them announce some resrvation in jobs, atleast for first 10 yrs.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Thanks to British for introducing English. Atleast people can migrate to gulf and western countries with English knowledge.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Readers, my humble request can any convince the Firangipet Buffalo what is the value of studying in English medium Quote Preetham, Farangipet Wed, Jan 12 2022 Countries like Japan, Germany, China, Russia, France etc are on par with English speaking developed countries in terms of science and technology. Therefore your claim about English supremacy holds no water. By the way, what is 'moving upward Unquote

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  • JNB, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Ministers should send their children first to Kannada medium instead of sending them to Foreign countries universities - they need to set an example first instead of instigating poor & lower cast students to fight with religious belief and they are taking full advantage of it.

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  • Gibba, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    I wonder if people behind this brainless idea would have sent their children to these institutions

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  • Smitha P, Udupi/Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    This is the most stupid decision taken by the NEP. Kannada is important agree but will kannada engineering course do justice when they graduate and compete against fellow engineers who studied with English as a medium. Kannada is limited to Karnataka. English is a global language which broadens the horizon career wise.

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  • Dr Alexander Dsouza, USA

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Ms Smitha right comments. In Kannada they have to plan settle only in Karnataka and they have to work in given environment. English is global language and people need to explore so English is very important.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    If I'm not mistaken, this experiment had already failed in Tamil Nadu years ago.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Even Water Nagaraj son enrolled 🤔

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Congratulations to Parents and Students for not opting for Kannada medium in Engineering. Only jobs they can do after studying engineering in Kannada are Mesthri Jobs, Road contracts, Civil contracts, Electric contracts, computer service/sales, electronic sales/service in Karnataka. (not outside Karnataka also). Kannada till 10th should be made compulsory. All professional courses should be taught only in English to compete globally. Also there is no need to make north Indian language Hindi compulsory in schools. Learning English is good enough inside and outside India. No fanaticism please.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    what else did anyone expect? if graduated, these chaps would have to cart manure in the fields to make ends meet. not that much of the regular engg graduates are any better.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    NEP is total brainless saffron education policy....they want to introduce langauges which are no longer viable in the market...what people will get if they do engg in Kannada? all world deals on English

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    English Medium Engineers are selling Pakodas ...

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  • Jigmig, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    We kannada medium students struggling to survive in the office where English is main source of communication. Most of our colleagues laugh at our tone of communication or they keep quiet.

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  • Jigmig, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    We kannada medium students struggling to survive in the office where English is main source of communication. Most of our colleagues laugh at our tone of communication or they keep quiet.

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Abolish VTU. Bring back the old university system. VTU is too centralised and corrupt. I'm sure the director's children studied in English medium. What a moron!

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    This shows thatThe educated student have no bias against language.It is the conspiracy of people sffulent class politicians and fundamentalist, language literature people for their selfish interest and desire to the poor to remain poor all time in job intelligence and progess. It's not mother tongue of many. The people who desire this study in foreign languages and also all their generation. Silent protest appreciated. Zero vote to politicians

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Congratulations to the brain behind the idea! Most kannada medium schools are struggling to survive and scores have shut the doors for good! Govt has no money to appoint teachers too, enough money for 40% into the pockets....its tax payers money!! Some kannada chaluvaligars made career out of unknown kannada love!

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    East or west English is the best and universally accepted medium of education. But frogs in the well in this country have to grow a brain before they understand. .

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    The stupid advisors those who advised the Government to start such Kannada medium Engineering college must be dismissed. There musta limit for such stupidity. When and where the students can get kannada meduim engineering books will be available even if students join the course......!!!!?????? Parents and the students have the brain,,,,,but our education Department doesn't have brains for sure.

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  • K b r, Mangala uru

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Oye ... Karela students do not pass cet....they purchase management quota seats with gulf labour money....

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  • Michael D'Souza, Bengaluru

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Why will they opt when they know that they can't compete at National and International level?

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  • Akil, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Just look at the gap between the policy makers and its consumers. A befitting slap on them!!! Grow up guys by updating/upgrading yourself with the lastest and relevant learning/academic stuff!!!

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  • SB, Mlore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    FORCE AND RECRUIT ALL THOSE PROTESTORS WHO WEAR RED AND YELLOW DAMAGING PROPERTIES AND ASSUALTING POOR LABORORS FROM OTHER STATES IN THE NAME OF LANGUAGE OR NOT LEARNING KANNADA AND MAKE THEM STUDY KANNADA ENGINEERING ALONG WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    If they had ANY brains they wouldn't do what they are doing, personally i think they are also too lazy to do ANY work.

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  • Alphy, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Any surprises here? I dont think so. Whoever had this idea has his brains in reverse order. Who will do his engineering in Kannada. Do they have all the tools, books, library to support these students or is this another BJP gimmick?

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Poor joke on taxpayers expense.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Next could be in the field of Medicine and scientific research. If English educated can survive internationally and we are moving upward down.

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  • Preetham, Farangipet

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Countries like Japan, Germany, China, Russia, France etc are on par with English speaking developed countries in terms of science and technology. Therefore your claim about English supremacy holds no water. By the way, what is 'moving upward down'? Sounds like an oxymoron.

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  • Abdul, Vidya Nagar, Kasaragod.

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Shortage of Kerala students.

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  • K b r, Mangala uru

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    Oye ... Karela students do not pass cet....they purchase management quota seats with gulf labour money....

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    I did my pu in Kerala so believe me Kerala has the toughest level of education in ALL the 5 states I've studied in, including Karnataka.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Wed, Jan 12 2022

    The credit of making Kerala 100% literate goes to Christian institutions, the church run schools and colleges, and not to the govt.

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