Wednesday 23 April 2014
News updated at 10:11 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 21.5°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

'No need for a varsity based on religion'

Bangalore, Jan 18, 2013, DHNS:

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar said there was no need to set up a university based on religion in the State.

Replying to questions by mediapersons here on Friday, the minister said renowned writers S L Bhyrappa and M Chidanandamurthy have expressed their opinions on the proposal to set up Tipu University.

Added to this, BJP spokesperson G Madhusudhan has made clear the party’s stance on the issue, he said.

The minister said the State government had not received any proposal from the Centre to set up the university. Moreover, when there are so many universities in the State, the motive behind setting up Tipu University gives rise to questions about its necessity.
On writer De Jaware Gowda’s suggestion to name the university after Sir Mirza Ismail instead of Tipu Sultan to avoid controversy, the minister declined to comment.


However, Suresh Kumar said he had immense respect for Sir Mirza Ismail but thought it was not necessary for him to comment as the intention of setting up Tipu University was being questioned.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A woman with her son watches from a window the election campaign rally of National Conference...

A woman with her son watches from a window the election campaign rally of National Conference...

People get their face painted to create awareness on importance of voting in Mumbai on Wednesday...

People get their face painted to create awareness on importance of voting in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Girls display placards to create awareness on voting in Guwahati on Wednesday. PTI Photo

Girls display placards to create awareness on voting in Guwahati on Wednesday. PTI Photo

Artists make paintings of Sachin Tendulkar to wish him on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

Artists make paintings of Sachin Tendulkar to wish him on the eve of his birthday in Moradabad...

Police personnel ride a 'jugaad' on their way to polling booths on the eve of Lok Sabha elections...

Police personnel ride a 'jugaad' on their way to polling booths on the eve of Lok Sabha elections...

Girls learn martial arts during a self defense training camp in Faridabad on Wednesday. PTI Photo

Girls learn martial arts during a self defense training camp in Faridabad on Wednesday. PTI Photo

A woman voter showing inked finger to her children during repolling at a polling booth in Kochi...

A woman voter showing inked finger to her children during repolling at a polling booth in Kochi...

A honeybee caught feeding on nectar in ...

A honeybee caught feeding on nectar in ...

Models walk the ramp displaying jewellery during a fashion show in Chandigarh on Wednesday...

Models walk the ramp displaying jewellery during a fashion show in Chandigarh on Wednesday...

Devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi. AP Photo

Devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi. AP Photo

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523