Syndicate members seek media presence

Bangalore University Syndicate members have requested for media coverage of the Syndicate meeting to be held on Wednesday.

Syndicate member Narayana Swamy and others had written a letter to the vice chancellor on December 10 requesting for media presence.

“It has come to our notice that several proceedings of the meeting are not recorded properly,” Narayana Swamy told Deccan Herald. Members alleged that there was selective omission of issues discussed in the records. Though allowing media for its meeting is not a common practice followed by the varsity, the members have requested to make the amendment in the interest of the university.

The Academic Council and Syndicate members are beginning to feel that the campus is unsafe. Syndicate member Madhumati has sought police protection to attend the meeting on Wednesday.

During the earlier Academic Council meeting, member Karan Kumar had sought police protection and before that, former VC Prabhu Dev had sought police protection while attending meetings and even to step into the Jnanabharathi campus, fearing threat to his life.

Student organisations have come in support of the members and have condemned the irregularities on the campus. The Students Federation of India (SFI) and Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) have condemned the turn of events on the campus.

ABVP South India Organising Secretary Ravi Kumar said that it was unfortunate that members had to seek police protection to attend meetings. SFI State Secretary Umesh H said: “The V-C and registrar are aware from where the problems originate. They should immediately take action against the guilty,” he said. BU acting VC Rangaswamy was not available for comments.

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