Univ of Agricultural Sciences to become autonomous

Bengaluru's University of Agricultural Sciences to become autonomous

The state government wants to develop it in the lines of the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bengaluru

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The University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore will be given complete autonomy and will be developed as an autonomous institution.

The state government is preparing to change the varsity’s current structure, offering academic, financial and administrative autonomy on the lines of the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bengaluru.

State Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan made the announcement during an event organised by the GKVK alumni association in the city on Saturday. The minister said the varsity will soon get a board of governors.

"We need to come out of the culture of appointing followers and put an end to political appointments at universities. Only the eligible should attain higher posts," said the minister.

Narayan gave the UVCE’s example as it has been developed as an autonomous institute with Rs 150 crore with assistance from the alumni network.

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