Parameshwara sees no merit in BU trifurcation

Parameshwara sees no merit in BU trifurcation

 Home Minister G Parameshwara sees no merit in the trifurcation of Bangalore University. Any such move would dent the identity of the varsity, he has said.

His reaction comes months after the university trifurcation has been approved and is awaiting Governor’s assent. Parameshwara had served as higher education minister.
Addressing the gathering after being felicitated by the Bangalore University Employees’ Welfare Association here on Saturday, the minister said that instead of dividing the varsity into three units, the government should have bifurcated the same to maintain good standards.

He said that Bangalore University has its own brand value akin to Bengaluru.
The government of the day had decided to opt for trifurcation owing to the growing
number of colleges and students.

“The historical university is now caught in a quandary. It would have been best if the varsity was bifurcated. Even when I was the Higher Education minister, I was of the opinion that the varsity should be bifurcated,” he said.

Too late for reversal
The minister later clarified to the media that it was too late to reverse the government’s
decision. Stating that the university campus had shrunk from 1,200 acres to 1,000 acres owing to encroachments, he said that the authorities should make concerted efforts to protect the land.

He said that former vice chancellor Siddappa had worked toward planting around two lakh saplings, and the present vice-chancellor too should take up similar measures.

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