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Karnataka inks higher education MoUs with Pennsylvania

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Beneficiaries will be Karnataka University, Dharwad, and Maharani Cluster University

BENGALURU:

In order to facilitate improvement in the quality of higher education, MoUs were signed on Wednesday between the Karnataka State Higher Education Council and Pennsylvania Global and Education HUB, Harrisburg University S&T. Karnataka University, Dharwad and Maharani Cluster University will be benefitted by this agreement.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, who also holds the Higher Education portfolio, said, “The new National Education Policy (NEP) focuses more on the academic quality of the teaching fraternity, and the MoUs which are being signed will contribute in improving the academic skills of the teaching staff.”

Dr Peter Garland, Executive Vice-Chancellor, Emeritus, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and Chair, Penn HUB Advisory Board, said, “The MoUs will help to share the academic excellences between the universities.”

Delegates of both sides

Noe Ortega, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Congressman Scott Perry, US House of Representatives, Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, Dr Eric Darr, President, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology and Member, Penn HUB Advisory Board, Mark Singel, Chair, Harrisburg University Board of Trustees and former Lt. Gov. of Pennsylvania, and Hon. Envoy Kanika Choudhary, Pennsylvania State, were present.

The others present included G Kumar Naik, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt of Karnataka, Department of Higher Education, Pradeep Prabhakar, IAS, Secretary to the Deputy Chief Minister and Commissioner for Collegiate and Technical Education, Prof B Thimme Gowda, Vice Chairman, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Prof Gopalkrishna Joshi, Executive Director, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Prof KB Gudasi, Vice-Chancellor, Karnatak University, Prof L Gomathidevi, Vice-Chancellor, Maharani Cluster University, and Dr Thandava Gowda TN, Administrative Officer, Higher Educational Council.

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