Pre-university is the most important and crucial phase in the system of education for the students of India because it is at this pivotal stage that the student has to decide the specialization they would like to pursue in the future. This can be anything under the sun, from arts, commerce, and languages, to science, vocational training, and so on. In the state of Karnataka, PUEs or Pre University Education comes under the supervision and management of The Department of Pre University Education located in Bangalore. It functions under the Department of Primary & Secondary Education in the state.
The Department of Pre University, Government of Karnataka is the organization for the implementation of higher secondary education in Karnataka. There are several PUE colleges all across the state:
- 1229 Government Pre university colleges
- 797 aided pre university colleges
- 3147 unaided pre university colleges
- 165 bifurcated pre university colleges
- 13 Corporation Pre-university colleges
After X standard every year over ten lakh students enroll in the 2-year pre university courses. The courses offered by the department can be broadly classified into Humanities or Arts, Science & Commerce. The website is created and maintained by the management, www.pue.kar.nic.in. For any queries, the department can be contacted via the official website. A total of thirty-two Deputy Director offices are running in the state. There are several PUE colleges running in the Bangalore Rural district as well. These include:
- 16 Government pre university colleges
- 8 Aided pre university colleges
- 42 unaided pre-university colleges
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