Statistics show that the education sector is making significant progress in the Karnataka state. In 2001, the literacy rate was 66.64 %, which increased to 75.60% in 2011. Currently, Karnataka is ranked 9th overall in the literacy rate, the literary growth plans reflect the prospects for the future.
The education system is classified as school education, graduate education, technical education, and higher education. There are a total of 62229 schools in the state, including government and private. There are 25278 junior primary schools, 36951 senior primary schools, and 15867 secondary schools. The Karnataka Government which has implemented “The Right to Education Act” for all children is in force.
The state has adopted a 10+ 2+ 3 mode of the education system. So between 1 and 10 years of schooling, pre-school education is 2 years, and graduate education is at least 3 years.
Two language subjects and four optional subjects can be studied in the pre-university system. In the arts, commerce and science disciplines, 23 subjects and 11 languages can be studied through 50 combinations. There is 1202 government, 637 aided, 1936 unaided, 165 bifurcated and 13 corporation pre-university colleges in the state.
There is a growing trend towards higher education in the state. There are 413 government first-grade colleges, 325 14 universities and and 19 private universities.
Technical education is classified as a polytechnic, junior technical schools, and engineering courses. There are 325 government, aided and unaidedಗಳಿವೆ, 12 junior technical institutes and 254 engineer colleges.
There are 57 MBBS , and 38 dental, both government and private colleges in the state,. There are a total of 290 nursing colleges in Karnataka, Karnataka is being termed as “home to nursing education” in India. Students who have pursued nursing education in Karnataka are successfully serving both in India and Arab Countries. . There are more 76 nationally reputed educational institutions in the State which offer Ayush, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, Yoga and Naturopathy courses for the students.