A hostel suitable for students coming to Karnatak University | Hubballi News

Hubballi: The state government has decided to build a student-friendly hostel to accommodate at least 1,000 students in the premises of Karnatak University, Dharwad.
The proposed hostel will be constructed at a cost of Rs 250 crore under the Deendayal Upadhyaya scheme. The Department of Social Welfare requested the university to provide 10 acres to build the hostel to provide better facilities and enable SC-ST, OBC and minority students to pursue higher education at an affordable cost.
According to a source, many students from backward communities interrupt their studies due to lack of accommodation and food. The government does not want students to interrupt their studies just because hostels are not available. The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya hostel complexes were planned as many government hostels in various districts operate from rented premises.
To overcome these problems, the state government planned to build a 1000-bed hostel complex for students in the state. He planned to establish a complex of hostels in five major educational centers in Belagavi, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Mangaluru and Mysuru in the name of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya to promote higher education in the state.
Welfare Department Co-Head, Purushotham NR, told STOI: “We have been requested by the Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare to obtain the approval of VCs from all universities in the state where complexes of hostels should be built. At the last department meeting, we were asked to send a proposal to Karnatak University and other universities for about 10 acres of free land to build a hostel complex on their respective campuses.
“As per this directive given to us last month, we have already approached VC and KUD and requested to provide 10 acres of land for free to build Deendayal Upadhyaya Student Hostel complex. The state government sanctioned Rs 250 crore in the recent budget for this. If land is provided, the hostel will be built for 1,000 students in the premises of KUD,” he added.
Karnataka University, Vice Chancellor of Dharwad, KB Gudasi said that the social welfare department has requested 10 acres within the university premises to build a hostel. This issue will be discussed at the next union meeting to be held by the end of this month, he added.

Linda G. Ibarra