The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced that the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) will continue to be conducted by the University of Mysore for the next three years.
The varsity has been conducting the examination since the past three years. According to a report in The Times of India, the UGC finalised the matter about one week back.
“University of Mysore is doing well for higher education. Hundred years ago, the university was started with just four colleges. It has grown well over the years – now, it has over 200 colleges affiliated to it. The approval to conduct KSET examination for three more years will be sent to UoM at the earliest.” P Prakash, additional secretary at UGC, New Delhi, is reported to have said as part of the keynote address at the varsity during a workshop centred around the theme of the role of universities in higher education.
“UGC was started with just 25 universities having 500 colleges. But it has 802 universities with over 36,300 colleges today. The approval to conduct KSET examination for three more years will be sent to UoM at the earliest,” he added, as per The Times of India.
“By 2025, India will be the youngest country with youths in 25-30 age group. By then, India will be also be the largest demographically dividend nation in the world. There is a great demand for workforce.
“But the country lacks talent among technical and non-technical graduates – just 23% of technical graduates land jobs, while it is 15% among non-technical graduates There are 860 management institutions in the country. But only 7-8% of those graduating from them get employed. Every fourth graduate in the world is an Indian,” he said, according to The Times of India.