Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed authorities to form a task force to monitor the upgrading of six engineering colleges to the standard of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
He said this while reviewing the higher education department’s progress in implementing promises made in the State budget.
Bommai said in the Budget that 14 engineering colleges will be upgraded into Karnataka Institutes of Technology (KITs).
Former directors of NITs, IITs, and education experts will form the task team.
“Colleges already well established with infrastructure, teaching staff and hostels should be considered to be upgraded as KITs. KITs should come up at Kalaburagi, Haveri, Uttara Kannada (Karwar), K R Pet, Kodagu, Bengaluru (SKSJTI) and Ramanagara,” he said.