In the state of Karnataka, girls children will now be getting free education until post-graduation.
In an attempt to ensure girl children do not miss any chance to get educated, Karnataka government has come forth and announced free education to girls until post-graduation. The move is a welcome one. It will surely provide many girls out there with an opportunity to complete their studies, which many of them oftentimes miss owing to many reasons – financial constraints being a major one.
As per the announcement, girls studying in government institutes will be given free education until post-graduation. The announcement came in the 13 budget of the state, wherein chief minister Siddaramaiah said the government is working on the modalities as how to implement the scheme. It will be given either as a reimbursement to the students or to the colleges.
Karnataka is now the third state after Telangana and Punjab to announce free education to girls until post graduation level. Currently, education for girls is free to 10th standard. The state government has approved a massive budget of INR 95 crore for free education for all the girl students taking admission in the government pre-university (meaning intermediate level), degree and post graduation courses.
A total of INR 4514 crore is provided for the higher education in 2018-19. The chief minister earmarked INR 22,350 crore in the 2018-19 budget for the primary and secondary education. The govt. has reached out to all those parents whose income is less than INR 10 lakh in a financial year to ease their expenditure on education.
The chief minister also said that 100 Karnataka Public Schools will be opened at an expenditure of INR 5 lakh/school to ensure the safety of the children at the government primary and secondary schools. CCTV cameras will also be installed in these schools. Particularly, the move is intended to impart free education to underprivileged girls who generally drop out of schools after passing 10th.