Opportunity to take Karnataka literature to world: Viveka Rai

 Prof Rai will be the visiting professor to one of the oldest varsities set up in 1402.
Addressing the media after he tendered his resignation to the Governor here on Wednesday, Prof Rai said “During the one year assignment, I will facilitate exchange programmes between Karnataka and Germany to know history, literature and language of Germany and Karnataka,” he added. He will be working at Indology Department, South Asian Studies Centre of University of Wurzburg, Germany.

Considering that many notable works of Kannada litterateurs like Kuvempu have not been translated to German language, Prof Rai said he would strive to meet this long-pending need and also guide German students who want to study on history and folklore of Karnataka. His past service in Mangalore and Hampi Universities would come handy in delivering his service at the University of Wurzburg, he felt.

As of now, KSOU  is offering 165 courses and has memorandum of understanding with 28 centres, besides 46 new programmes have been launched. A new software has been installed in the KSOU to expedite the admission process and the same is installed in its regional centres too.

The varsity has been provided Rs 50 lakh grants in the year 2007-08 and Rs 2 crore of special grants for works on Kannada language. The cafeteria and the new hostel which are under construction will be ready.  
He said that proposals with regard to appointing faculty to the varsity, are pending before the government and OMR answer sheets have been introduced to check malpractices.

Acting VC
Following resignation by Prof Vivek Rai, KSOU Registrar K R Jayaprakash Rao has been appointed as the acting VC till a new VC is appointed.

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