BCU puts off groundbreaking event after syndicate rally

BCU puts off groundbreaking ceremony after syndicate protest

The university had made all arrangements at the Central College cricket ground and even distributed invitation cards

Bengaluru Central University (BCU) has postponed Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for campus developmental works, for which Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was invited as the chief guest. 

On Tuesday, the university called an emergency meeting and passed a resolution to postpone the event. This followed protests from several members of the syndicate, who questioned the vice-chancellor’s decision to hold the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of teaching and sports complexes and the renovation of historical buildings on the Central College campus at a cost of Rs 155 crore through a government agency without obtaining the syndicate's approval. 

The university had made all arrangements at the Central College cricket ground and even distributed invitation cards. 

Karan Kumar, a senior syndicate member, said the meeting resolved to rectify the lapses by BCU before starting the construction and postpone the groundbreaking ceremony.