Acharya to meet varsity officials

The meeting will be the first that the Minister would conduct after taking charge of the Higher Education portfolio. Vice-Chancellors and Registrars from all universities that come under the Higher Education department will participate in the meeting.

Amendment to the Karnataka State University Act, 2000 will be one of the important issues that are to be discussed at the meeting. The amendments to the KSU Act based on the recently-promulgated “UGC regulations on minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers and other academic staff in universities and colleges and measures for the maintenance of higher education 2010” will be discussed.

Under the UGC rules, the State government has to modify or amend the KSU Act within six months of the adoption of the UGC regulations.

Other issues that will be taken up include the financial position of universities, drafting of statutes for functioning of universities and other important issues. The bifurcation/trifurcation of Bangalore University is also expected to be discussed in the meeting.

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