Peer panel of ex-VCs stressed

Peer panel of ex-VCs stressed

 Governor H R Bhardwaj on Tuesday stressed for constituting a peer committee of ex-vice-chancellors to further help in the progress of the universities.

He was speaking after releasing a subject encyclopaedia on education volume-1 in Kannada at Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) in the city.

Bhardwaj who is also the chancellor of the varsities was of the opinion that every profession should be controlled by the peers. In the field of education too, there should be such panels. The outgoing VC should help hone the skills of his successor. It will lead to dynamism and emerge of a fine quality of leaders, the Governor added.

However, what’s lacking the nation is leadership and it’s a crisis like situation. Had the leaders of yore like S Radhakrishnan who rose to the position of President of India, Kengal Hanumantaiah and S Nijalingappa the then chief ministers of Karnataka set a legacy, the situation wouldn’t have been different. 

What forced the Governor to emphasise on the legacy was corruption that is pervading every field in the present scenario. While the chairman of Medical Council of India (MCI) Ketan Desai is in jail for fraud, medical education minister of the state S A Ramdas is facing a case, said Governor.

Director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore Dr C N Manjunath said people with culture and wisdom is the need of the society. Saying that though India is growing in terms of population at 120 crore, 25 per cent among them are human beings.

Saying that the universities should not just churn out graduates, Manjunath said it would be better if the students are equipped with job oriented skills. In the field of education only still 40 pc of vacancy is to be filled. Mincing no words, Manjunath said though the number of Ph D holders is increasing, not all are rich in general knowledge. On the same occasion, foundation stone for Vigyan Bhavan was laid, and prospectus and CD was released.

Prafullata Bhardwaj, vice-chancellor of KSOU K S Rangappa, registrar B S Vishwanath and HoD, education, N Lakshmi were present.

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