BU Syndicate meet today

The Special Syndicate meeting of the Bangalore University is scheduled to be held on Saturday to discuss the distribution of smart cards to students.

Following a request by a few members of the BU Syndicate, the agenda for the meeting also includes discussion on the university’s PG Centre in Kolar, setting up a sub-committee of the Syndicate to look into clearing of encroached university land, action on the Government Orders and letter sent by the Department of Higher Education and other departments. Other issues include non-compliance of directions issued by the minister for higher education and promotion of teaching and non-teac­hing stalled for the last three years.

VC versus registrarVice Chancellor Prabhu Dev has alleged that Registrar Mylarappa has not convened special Syndicate meetings despite his directions given on February 2, 6 and 7. 

However, Mylarappa said the Vice Chancellor being the chairperson of the Syndicate, should convene the meetings. “The Syndicate members urged that meetings be held on December 15 and January 16. When the vice chancellor didn’t respond, the members approached the government, he said. 

 Construction of a building for the Kolar PG centre has become another issue of contention between the vice chancellor and the registrar. Reacting to Mylarappa’s remarks on stalling work on the PG centre, Prabhu Dev said: “I am surprised that the Registrar had only toilets and the incomplete buildings to showcase before the media.”

The contractor had complained that the university engineer had not issued work order despite the directions of the Syndicate, the vice chancellor said. The contractor stopped the work as he did not receive the work order. The contractor has also alleged that his bills were pending clearance for the last one year, he added. 

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