Karnataka – An Emerging Education Hotspot


Statistics show that the education sector is making significant progress in the Karnataka state. In 2001, the literacy rate was 66.64 %, which increased to 75.60% in 2011. Currently, Karnataka is ranked 9th overall in the literacy rate, the literary growth plans reflect the prospects for the future. The education system is classified as school education, graduate education, technical education, and higher education. There are a total of 62229 schools in the state, including government and private. There are 25278 junior primary schools, 36951 senior primary schools, and 15867 secondary schools. The Karnataka Government which has implemented “The Right to Education Act” for all children is in force.

The state has adopted a 10+ 2+ 3 mode of the education system. So between 1 and 10 years of schooling, pre-school education is 2 years, and graduate education is at least 3 years.

Two language subjects and four optional subjects can be studied in the pre-university system. In the arts, commerce and science disciplines, 23 subjects and 11 languages ​​can be studied through 50 combinations. There are 1202 government, 637 aided, 1936 unaided, 165 bifurcated and 13 corporation pre-university colleges in the state.

There is a growing trend towards higher education in the state. There are 413 government first-grade colleges, 325 14 universities, and 19 private universities.

Technical education is classified as a polytechnic, junior technical schools, and engineering courses. There are 325 government, aided and unaidedಗಳಿವೆ, 12 junior technical institutes and 254 engineer colleges.

There are 57 MBBS , and 38 dental, both government and private colleges in the state. There are a total of 290 nursing colleges in Karnataka, Karnataka is being termed as “home to nursing education” in India. Students who have pursued nursing education in Karnataka are successfully serving both in India and Arab Countries. . There are more 76 nationally reputed educational institutions in the State which offer Ayush, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, Yoga and Naturopathy courses for the students.

Bengaluru – A gem in the crown called Karnataka

Twenty per cent of the students surveyed chose Bangalore as the best destination for a science degree, while the other top destinations were Delhi (20 per cent) and Chennai (13 per cent). The survey revealed that Bangalore was also the best for engineering (outside of the Indian Institutes of Technology and Regional Engineering Colleges).

As many as 29 per cent of the respondents chose the IT City as the favourite edu-destination for engineering followed by Delhi (16 per cent) and Chennai (15 per cent). Outside the Indian Institutes of Management, Bangalore was again the most preferred destination for MBA courses. Eighteen per cent of the students chose Bangalore, followed by Delhi (18 per cent), Mumbai (16 per cent) and Pune (16 per cent)

According to Minglebox.com co-founder and CEO Kavita Iyer, while there have been surveys earlier to determine the top colleges across streams, there have not been any that took into account a student’s perception of where they would like to study. The online survey was carried out among 2,190 students between the age group of 18 and 25. The respondents were from tier I as well as tier II cities. Forty per cent of the respondents belonged to smaller cities.

For arts courses, the survey found that Delhi was the best, with 35 per cent of the students surveyed choosing the national capital. Mumbai with 16 per cent came next, followed by Chennai and Bangalore with nine per cent. Delhi was also the preferred destination for commerce courses and medicine. Bangalore (with 13 per cent) was the third most preferred destination. Among medical seat aspirants, Delhi was the most preferred with 30 per cent, while Bangalore was second…

Another interesting revelation from the survey was the students’ response to a query on why they wanted to shift to new cities.  About half of the respondents wanted to pursue their education in a new city to gain experience in being independent. But, factors such as high costs of studying (36 per cent), unfamiliarity with courses and colleges (25 percent), safety issues (18 per cent) and parental pressures (9 per cent) prevent many students from relocating to a new city.