Six errant colleges face BU action

Six errant colleges face BU action

Institutes told to pay fine; given a weeks time to fall in line

On Friday, the Syndicate, BU's highest-governing body, also decided to impose a fine of Rs 50,000 per student for refusing admission. This money will be used for relocating the student.

Errant colleges

According to Vice Chancellor, N Prabhu Dev, this is to send a strong signal to errant colleges that BU will not remain a mute spectator to their defiance. Errant colleges include PES College, Banashankari, Presidency College, Kempapura Hebbal, Acharya Institute of Management and Science, Peenya 1st Stage, and CMR Institute of Management Studies, Kalyan Nagar.

BU has also told all the institutes individually to mend their ways. Besides, they have been given a week’s time to comply with the Syndicate's directions. The deadline was given considering that classes for 1st Semester PG courses had already commenced on October 8.

But, if they don't follow the rules, BU will not accept their affiliation/re-affiliation applications for running any postgraduate courses from the academic year 2011-12.

"Although refusal of admission and charging excess fees pertained to only a few lucrative courses, the Syndicate resolved that no course will be given permission if colleges don't toe the line. It'll be a complete blanket ban across all courses," the VC told Deccan Herald.

Two students had complained to the Registrar (Administration) on October 6 alleging that two colleges had demanded excess fees from them in the name of laboratory charges. The Vice Chancellor, too, admitted that colleges demanded as much as Rs 50,000 in addition to the stipulated fees.