Govt keen on splitting BU

Govt keen on splitting BU

The gover­n­ment favours esta­b­l­ishing a new university in Ko­­lar and bringing under it a cluster of colleges now affiliated to Bangalore University (BU), Higher Edu­cation Minister R V Des­h­p­a­n­de has said.

Replying to Ramesh Kumar (Congress) in the Assembly on Wednesday, he said Kolar already had a BU postgraduation centre and land was available on the campus for a varsity.

A committee headed by Prof N R Shetty had recommended splitting of the university—one centralised varsity with four affiliated universities. The re­c­o­­m­m­­endati­on has been fo­r­w­­a­­r­­­ded to the Law department for co­n­sideration after which the Cabinet would discuss it. The government is seriously considering splitting BU.

It had sent a draft bill to the former governor seeking his assent for smaller varsities. “The DVG University was proposed on the Central College campus. For some reason, he didn’t approve the proposal,” he said.

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