BU Syndicate grants 3 months time to erring BEd colleges

Committee constituted to monitor evaluation centres in City

BU Syndicate grants 3 months time to erring BEd colleges

The Bangalore University Syndicate on Monday unanimously resolved to accept the task force report on BEd colleges. However, it remained firm on its decision to give extended compliance period of three months to the erring colleges.

The task force headed by Karan Kumar, a member of the Academic Council, had recommended the varsity to cancel affiliation of 55 BEd colleges. The decision, however seems to have not gone well with the task force.

“I seriously don’t understand this decision by the Syndicate. It is an obligation on the part of the Syndicate to either accept or reject the report and not to alter or change it,” Karan Kumar said. He said the Academic Council had entrusted decision on affiliation and its cancellation to the task force.

To a statement made by a Syndicate member claiming that the report was only a recommendation and the task force only a suggestion committee, Karan Kumar said: “No doubt the findings of a report was a recommendation, but the job was entrusted by the Council in the absence of proper local inquiry committee reports.”

Panel formed

Meanwhile, the Syndicate decided to set up a committee to monitor all the examination evaluation centres of the varsity in the City. The committee will comprise five members of the Syndicate.

The Syndicate meeting also resolved to replace four custodians who were charged with irregularities at the respective evaluation centres and subsequently sacked.

The evaluation centres are: science evaluation centre on Maharani’s College Campus; Commerce (III and VI semesters) evaluation centre at United Mission’s Degree College, BCA evaluation centre at Mariappa College, Rajajinagar, Commerce (I semester and annual scheme) evaluation centre at City College, Jayanagar.

The allegations of corruption and irregularities against Somashekhar, Registrar (Evaluation), was also discussed at the meeting.

“Any other decision such as removal or continuation of the registrar can and will be decided only by the Education minister”, said Srinivasaiah, a Syndicate member. He said the matter will be taken up in the next meeting.

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