Recognition to KSOU courses top priority for new VC

Recognition to KSOU courses top priority for new VC

Prof D Shivalingaiah, who on Friday took charge as the vice-chancellor of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) said, “Due priority will be given for renewal of recognition for open and distance learning courses at the varsity.”

Speaking to media persons after taking charge from Prof P S Nayak, who was discharging duties as in-charge vice-chancellor, Shivalingaiah said, “Measures will be taken to protect students’ interest. Transparency in administration will be ensured after taking the staff into confidence.”

On his new plans, if any for the betterment of the varsity, Shivalingaiah said, “I have plans to introduce Sakaala, a time-bound service launched by the State Government, on the lines of Tumkur University, Tumakuru and also introduction of vocational courses.”

Shivalingaiah, who was previously working as registrar at Tumkur varsity said, “I have the experience of successfully implementing Sakaala at the same varsity. It will be replicated at the KSOU.”

Saying that the varsity is riddled with many problems, Shivalingaiah promised to address the same on priority by verifying the related files.

To a query on the pending action related to a report given by Justice K Bhaktavatsala Committee, Shivalingaiah promised to vet into the report before deciding on his next step.

Shivalingaiah who was appointed as KSOU Vice-Chancellor on Thursday, was scheduled to take charge the same day. But, it was delayed due to some reasons.

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As per the procedure, it is mandatory to record the date and time of taking charge for the new vice-chancellor. The new vice-chancellor glanced at his wrist watch for a while to note the time, while a worker tried to help him, with both looking at their wrist watches in tandem.

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