'Discharge distance education director'

'Discharge distance education director'

Mylarappa. BU website

The Higher Education Department has asked Bangalore University (BU) to discharge former registrar B C Mylarappa from the current positions he is holding at the varsity in violation of the orders of the apex court and high court. 

In a letter to BU, the department has termed the appointment of Mylarappa as Director (In-charge), Directorate of Distance Education and Chairman, Department of Sociology, “illegal” and directed BU to appoint eligible faculty to those positions, especially a permanent one as the distance education director.

After receiving complaints from various quarters on Mylarappa’s appointment and considering the judicial position, the Higher Education department has now clarified the former Registrar is not fit to hold any top position at the BU.

In 2012, Mylarappa had challenged the Karnataka High Court’s order against his appointment, which had upheld the plaintiff’s argument — as per UGC norms, any faculty without considerable experience in distance education cannot hold similar posts at BU. Further on, in the Supreme Court, Mylarappa had appealed that he will not request any positions at the BU. However, the former Registrar is currently holding two positions at the varsity.

When DH reached Mylarappa, he alleged there is a team which is actively working against him. “There are some miscreants working under Karnataka State University Protection Forum. I was constantly opposing the irregularities happening in the backlog appointments in BU. The complainants are the beneficiaries of those irregularities. I am also a probable vice-chancellor, where this is used as a weapon to stop my appointment,” Mylarappa told DH.

When further quizzed on the appeal made in the Supreme Court, Mylarappa said it was the responsibility given by the varsity as he was deserving it. Mylarappa’s tenure as chairman of the sociology department will end on April 28.