Leaders want interests of students protected

Leaders want interests of students protected

 Two days after Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) was blacklisted, political leaders, on Saturday, demanded that the interests of students be protected.

G Madhusudan, MLC from BJP and a member of Board of Management (BoM) of KSOU, in a media briefing sought for filing a fresh affidavit with the University Grants Commission (UGC) about taking corrective steps.

In a separate media briefing, former Mysuru-Kodagu MP A H Vishwanath demanded the intervention of union ministry of human resources development and MPs from the State.
 Madhusudan, who is expected to submit a complaint to Governor Vajubhai Vala (also the Chancellor of the university), demanded an inquiry by the CBI. It is suspected to be a scam worth not less than Rs 1,000 crore, with those at the helm drawing undue benefits.

The MLC - who blamed previous Governor H R Bhardwaj for the mess - said, “When law, justice and human rights departments had submitted their views against some of the measures taken at the varsity, the Governor paid no heed to it.”

Beginning from the tenure of previous VC Prof K S Rangappa (now VC of University of Mysore) and later during the present tenure of his successor Prof M G Krishnan, the university has been consistently flouting rules. This calls for immediate action against both, along with incumbent registrar (at KSOU) Prof P S Naik and for filing cases against them.

The then finance officer L Rajashekaraiah should also be probed, he said. Vishwanath said, “Let action be taken against the guilty, but the future of students should be protected.”

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