Bengaluru: The state government has decided to set up a tribal university, which is one of the major recommendations of the Dr. Baraguru Ramachandrappa committee formed by the state government to give suggestions on state cultural policy. This committee had recommended the state government to set up an university exclusively for the tribal affairs. The committee had submitted its report in 2014.
As per the decision, the state government has released Rs.36.28 crores for the proposed university, which is likely to come up either in Chamarajnagara or in Sirsi.
Presently, one tribal university in the country has been setup in Amarakantaka of Madhya Pradesh.
Other major decisions taken by the state government over the implementation of cultural policy include promotion of Tulu language, bringing the Urdu academy back into the fold of Kannada and Culture department, branches of Rangayana Mysuru in Mangalore.
The state government had approved the cultural policy submitted by the committee in August 2017 and now started working on implementing it.