BU Council member quits protesting 'irregularities'

BU Council member quits protesting 'irregularities'

Yet another member of the Bangalore University’s Academic Council resigned on Saturday, protesting against alleged irregularities in the varsity administration.

Academic Council member Karan Kumar, who headed the BU Task Force on BEd colleges, was the industry nominee of the government since 2010.

He tendered his resignation at the Council meeting, stating that he was putting in his papers to protest against several irregularities.

Two months ago, another member Jyothi Vijay had resigned from the BU’s advisory body, alleging that the university had failed to be objective about the college affiliation process. 

The decision to approve admission of “illegal students of irregular BEd colleges” for the academic year 2012-13 by showing “misplaced sympathy” towards students pursuing BEd courses in City colleges by residing in other states, gross irregularities in the university administration were among the reasons Kumar cited.

“Granting affiliation to colleges which are non-functional, non-existent and under the scanner for irregularities have shattered the image of the university,” he added.
Reacting to Kumar’s resignation, vice chancellor Thimme Gowda said, his approach was different from what the Council member had recommended. “It is easy to disaffiliate colleges. But, it is difficult to build an institution. Opportunity should be given for improvement.”

Govt reports likely today

The State government had constituted its own teams to inspect teacher education colleges across the State.

The reports are likely to be submitted on Monday, said Rajneesh Goel, principal secretary, Higher Education department.

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