PG seat aspirant to approach KSHRC

Alleges discrimination during counselling


She will also make a representation to the Karnataka State Minorities Commission and file a Right to Information (RTI) application for details regarding the modification in her ranking.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Sameena’s father Mohammed Iqbal, who is a Joint Director at the Department of Minorities Welfare said that he was not  satisfied with the explanation given by the University authorities.

Iqbal said that he met admissions co-ordinator Dr K Eresi, who reiterated his ignorance of the entire episode.

Meanwhile, Dr Eresi told Deccan Herald that he had asked the aggrieved party  to make a representation to the Registrar and promised them that the varsity will look into it.

“There were several errors and we corrected the ranks. We cannot simply allot a higher rank, but if there has been any injustice then it will be rectified,” Eresi said.  Sameena Taj had attended the counselling session on September 23 and had found out that her original rank had been lowered.

The University authorities had explained the lowering of the rank as error correction. Taj had also accused officials of bias and insolence during the counselling session.

Arts counselling begins

The Post-Graduate counselling for the Arts faculty began at the Bangalore University on Friday. A total of 627 candidates, who secured the top 50 ranks in the various Arts subjects were invited for admissions.

Out of the 627 candidates, 267 candidates got themselves admitted to 20 post graduate courses at the University, affiliated colleges and also the varsity’s centre at Kolar. Counselling will continue on September 26 for ranks 51 to 160. The morning session will be from 8 am to 1 pm for rank 51 to 100 while counselling for ranks 101 to 160 will be held in the afternoon session, from 2 pm onwards. The last day of counselling for Arts courses will be September 29 following which, counselling will be held for courses in Commerce, Education and Law. The counselling schedule for the other streams will be announced at the end of the counselling for Arts.

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