B'lore varsity to act tough against erring colleges

B'lore varsity to act tough against erring colleges

The members of the Bangalore University Academic Council have proposed that the university withdraw affiliation to postgraduation and BEd colleges not complying with at least 50 per cent of the parameters prescribed for affiliation.

The Council members demanded that from this year, the university should follow stringent measures with regard to granting affiliation to colleges.

At the special Council meeting held here on Wednesday, Council member Karan Kumar apprised Vice Chancellor Prabhu Dev of the sorry state of affairs of postgraduation and BEd colleges affiliated to the University.

Poor facilities

“Many popular colleges are functioning without permanent faculty for a long time. Less said the better the infrastructure conditions. There are no heads of departments in these colleges and the undergraduate lecturers are teaching postgraduate students. Many are drawing a salary up to Rs one lakh,” he said.

While the BEd examinations are set to begin on May 10, several colleges are yet to receive notification about their disaffiliation, Kumar pointed out.

Practical difficulties

Explaining the practical difficulties involved in the matter, Prabhu Dev observed that whenever the university committee listed reasons for disaffiliation of a particular institution, the government constituted another committee approving the affiliation of the same.

“The university does not have overriding powers against the government,” he said.
The VC asked the Council to submit its report in the next meeting so that appropriate action could be initiated.

He also spoke about issuing common guidelines for the university committee that conducts inspection of colleges so that it could come up with more accurate reports on infrastructure.

Speaking with mediapersons, Prabhu Dev said renovation of the university hostel at a cost of Rs 1.4 crore will start soon.

Principal Secretary for Higher Education Siddaiah said the issue of making condition for college affiliation stringent will be discussed in the Higher Education Council on Thursday.

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