Students, schools and colleges will see various changes in the education system from the next year. Also, some new facilities and schemes will be available for the benefit of students. From next academic year, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) may not provide 25% seats in schools for economically backward students under Right to Education (RTE). The state government has requested the HRD ministry to look at diverting funds allocated for RTE fee reimbursement to develop government schools. Since the implementation of the RTE quota, the state government has spent Rs 365 crore to reimburse the fees of around 3.16 lakh students.The state government may start operating six new medical colleges in Koppal, Karwar, Kalaburagi, Chamarajanagar and Madikeri from the next academic year. Last year, around 3,000 medical seats were available to students and this may rise. But few months ago, a team from Medical Council of India (MCI) pointed to the issue of staff shortage in medical colleges.