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Reduce gap between skills, industry needs: Karnataka minister

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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan says the state’s government is committed to introducing novel learning methods in higher education to reduce the gaps between theoretical and practical knowledge. Speaking at the inaugural session of the Regional Research Symposium on PBL (problem-based learning), Narayan, who also holds the Higher Education portfolio, said the objective is to make the students globally competitive. The two-day virtual event organized by the Higher Education Council. Narayan said that by the time of graduation, along with the knowledge and skills, students must be industry-ready. This can help reduce the gap between academia and industry, paving the way for innovation and entrepreneurship, he elaborated.

Prof K Kasturirangan, Chairperson, NEP Drafting committee, added that the time is apt to consider introducing the ‘PBL’ method in engineering courses along the lines of implementing the National Education Policy.

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