ABVP charges Guv with protecting corrupt VCs

The ABVP observed that the Governor’s stance with respect to the allegations levelled against Vice-Chancellor of VTU H Maheshappa and former vice-chancellor of Mysore University Shashidhar Prasad were questionable.

ABVP National Secretary Ravi Kumar, at a press conference, said Maheshappa had claimed that he had passed BE degree with a first class, in his profile. However, the information obtained under the Right to Information Act proved that he had obtained a second class.

“The act raises the question of propriety exhibited by a person holding such a coveted post,” he remarked.

Also speaking at the meeting ABVP State President Dr Srinivas Balli alleged that Maheshappa had indicated that he had submitted four project proposals on a single day.

This was a move intended to impress the search committee which was appointed to prepare the list of names for the post.

Despite several allegations levelled against Maheshappa, the Governor chose to remain silent. Similarly, in the case of former vice-chancellor of Mysore University Shashidhar Prasad, the Governor tried to protect him, even though he was accused of flouting recruitment norms.

Management quota

The ABVP demanded that the State government should restrict the maximum number of seats under the management quota at 50 percent. Moreover, the State government should not heed to the demand of private colleges for higher share of seats in lieu for agreeing to the government’s proposal of a single Common Entrance Test for professional colleges.

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