The government of Kerala aims to make the state a hub of higher education through comprehensive reforms including infrastructure development, changes in the curriculum and education system, said Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
He announced the international recognition of the Association to Advanced Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) of Rajagiri Business School and said that there is an organic link between the education and industrial sectors.
The government, he said, is making efforts to implement the reports of the three commissions appointed for higher education reform. Better financial support will be provided to higher education, he added.
The academic freedom of universities will be ensured, along with the exploitation of advances in IT. He points out that projects like K-phone will be used for this.
The government has already implemented several higher education development projects and allocated ₹117 crore to provide scholarships to 1,89,971 students.
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Steps have been taken to improve academic and exam calendars in universities. A state-level agency has been established to provide accreditation under the NAAC accreditation model.
The latest NAAC classification shows that interventions by the state government have produced results. The University of Kerala became one of the six universities in the country to achieve an A grade. Four universities in Kerala have made the top 100 universities in the National Institutional Ranking Framework. These gains should be extended with the support of Rajagiri institutions, he said.