During his tenure as Chief Minister he initiated a number of progressive programmes and he saw through the setting up of a number of educational and cultural institutions.
He is the Chief Architect of the new Common Entrance Test (CET) system launching an admission policy for technical education founded on merit, transparency and social justice. His innovative effort of evolving a Common Entrance test for admission to Professional Colleges opened up in creating large pool of talents of profession for the entire world from Karnataka.
During his tenure as Minister of Education, a large number of primary schools, he sanctioned government and private high schools, government and private pre-university colleges and this generated employment and provided educational opportunities to a sizeable number of citizens of Karnataka. He was also instrumental in establishing the Kannada University at Hampi for advanced learning in Kannada. He made Kannada the communication language in courts, state government offices and enterprises, aided institutes and organisations and in universities.
He established the nationís leading law institute, The National Law School University.
He executed the Total Literacy Programme in the State of Karnataka.
He also worked with the World Bank to execute Universalization of Primary Education.
He oversaw the reform in University Education in Karnataka. It was during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Karnataka that Karnataka Government Open University of Mysore and the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences were established in Karnataka.
Dr. Moily played a significant role in setting up the Mangalore University in Dakshina Kannada and was also responsible for the establishment of Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts in Mysore City. He also established two other universities, namely Visweshwariah Technical University and Gulbarga University.
He has successfully lobbied for the establishment of an IIT in Muddenahalli, birthplace of legendary engineer, Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya. The Indian Institute of Technology Muddenahalli is to be the 17th IIT in India and has been approved as part of the 11th 5-year plan. Construction will be completed around 2012.
Dr. Moily has also worked as Chairman of the Oversight Committee, appointed for implementation of Reservations for Other Backward Classes, by the Govt. of India. It enabled students from all strata of the society to avail world class educational opportunities through numerous Universities. He introduced 33% reservation for women because he keenly felt that feminisation of politics was necessary for development and value based politics.
Kisan Sabha Trust, founded by M. Veerappa Moily, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to community development and empowerment of the downtrodden, child drop-outs and destitute. KSTís primary focus is on education and healthcare.
Founded in 1992, the Mahatma Gandhi Residential High School (MGRHS) is run under the aegis of the Kisan Sabha Trust (KST). Find out more about its initiatives at http://www.mgrhschool.org