The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai formally inaugurated the RV University (RVU) in Bengaluru on Dec 8. He also launched School of Computer Science & Engineering and School of Business. Both will commence courses from the year 2022.
Outlining the vision of the University, Vice-Chancellor Prof(Dr) YSR Murthy said, “RV University has started its first year with eight programmes offering degrees in three Schools dealing with Liberal Arts, Design, Economics and Finance. We are delighted to launch today the School of Computer Science &Engineering and School of Business, which will start courses from the next academic year. We will have six schools and 20 programmes offering degree in two years’ time, by 2023. At RV University, we have consciously embraced a multi-disciplinary research-cum- teaching university model as per the National Educational Policy.”
Referring to the ambitious 10-year strategic plan evolved by the RVU he added, “We wish t obe a thought leader in various disciplines and produce outstanding next generation leaders and entrepreneurs. RVU has already forged over 25 National and International collaborations so far and more are on the anvil. These partnerships will immensely benefit our students and faculty. In ten years’, time RVU plans to have 10 Schools, 650 faculty members, 10,000 students and 300 collaborations. We wish to make Karnataka and the country proud!”
The event was attended by the Minister for Higher Education, Karnataka, Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan and several other dignitaries. The Chief Minister and the Higher Education Minister distributed COVID scholarships and merit scholarships instituted by the university to students.
Education Minister of Karnataka Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan said, “We have introduced changes that will make Karnataka the most sought-after destination for education and opportunities. RV University has started its operations at the most opportune time when the world needs high-skilled manpower. I would like to wish the students, faculty, and the Trust on the launch of this dream institution.”
In his Presidential Address, RV University Chancellor Dr. M.K. Panduranga Setty said, “RSST – RV University continues to be committed to the community of learners. Backed by its rich experience and academic excellence, RV University will aim to set new benchmarks in imparting quality education. On this joyous day, I dedicate RV University to the cause of education in our illustrious country and compliment everyone who contributed to the cause.”