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Protest by parents, students of Maganur Mandal in Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, led to decision
Government to provide admission to three students from AP in ITI, Raichur
Doors open:Non-Karnataka students who have studied in Kannada-medium schools outside the State will get admission to colleges, ITIs and polytechnics in the State
Bangalore: The Government has decided that non-Karnataka students who have studied in Kannada-medium schools will be to given admission in State colleges, industrial training institutes and polytechnics.
Minister for Kannada and Culture Govind M. Karjol told presspersons here on Tuesday that this decision was taken following a protest by students of Maganur Mandal in Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh.
Public and parents of students of 13 Kannada schools of Maganur Mandal staged a protest following denial of admission for three students in a government industrial training institute (ITI) in Raichur.IGinfo
The principal of the ITI, Raichur, has been instructed to hold discussions with Mahabubnagar Deputy Commissioner Purushotama Reddy to sort out the controversy. Mr. Karjol said the Government would provide admission to all three students in ITI, Raichur.
A large number of students are studying in Kannada-medium schools in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa.
An order would be issued soon to treat non-Karnataka students studying in Kannada-medium schools on a par with State students, he said.
A meeting of secretaries of the departments of Primary and Secondary Education, Higher education, Medical education and Kannada and Culture would be held on Thursday to discuss problems faced by students studying outside Karnataka.
Kannada writer Baraguru Ramachandrappa had submitted a report to the Government recommending several steps to improve the condition of Kannada schools located outside the State and admission of non-Karnataka students in the State.
Mr. Karjol said all facilities would be given to students studying in Kannada schools outside the State and there would not be any discrimination against them during admission to government colleges in the State.
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