BU task force attacked during college inspection

BU task force attacked during college inspection

Management says college was shut, but its students appeared for exams

The management of a BEd college affiliated to the Bangalore University allegedly attacked members of the Task Force during the inspection on Wednesday.

  According Karan Kumar, member of the university academic council, the administrative authorities of the Jnanavikas College of Education near Magadi Road threatened the team which came to inspect the college. He told Deccan Herald that when the team went for inspection, all they could find was the college’s nameboard.  The members of the management, on learning about the team’s visit, rushed to the college premises, prevented the team from entering it. They took away the team’s camera and damaged it before returning it, Karan Kumar stated in a complaint lodged at the Kamakshipalya police station.

In the complaint, the University officials have demanded the police to take necessary action against the management, hold them accountable for the damages incurred and direct them to compensate for it. Following complaints that many of the colleges were not eligible for affiliation, the vice chancellor directed the task force to inspect all the affiliated colleges.  

During the recent semester exams, BEd lecturers had boycotted the valuation saying they would not valuate the answer scripts of the colleges under the scanner. During the inspection on Wednesday, the management of Jnanavikas College claimed they had shut the college a year ago and the BU officials were trespassing. However, officials in the University confirmed that as many as 100 students from the college had appeared for the semester exam. 

Vice Chancellor Prabhu Dev told Deccan Herald that he was yet to receive the complaint and action would be taken based on the complaint. “If need be, we will write to the government to cancel the affiliation of the college,” he said.  The Kamakshipalya police confirmed that a complaint had been lodged. “Nobody was hurt, but the management had used abusive words against the officials,” he said.