Outgoing VC regrets not wiping out graft in BU

Outgoing VC regrets not wiping out graft in BU
Bangalore University’s (BU) outgoing vice chancellor, B Thimme Gowda, was felicitated by the Bangalore University First Grade College Principals’ Association at a function held at the Jnana Jyothi Auditorium here on Saturday. The vice chancellor’s four-year term ends in the first week of February.

Accepting the felicitation, he said, “During my tenure, there were no instances of corruption or bribery and I am willing to face any enquiry on this matter. However, I failed to remove the system that enables corruption and that is my biggest regret.” He said that after learning of corruption charges against other vice chancellors, he had decided to resign. “But I held back because doing so would have sent a wrong message. I have worked sincerely for the development of the university,” he said.

Gowda hailed
Minister for Higher Education, Basavaraj Rayareddy, lauded Prof Gowda, saying that under his leadership, the university had seen several positive developments such as the establishment of the school of economics. “He has been an able teacher and administrator,” he said.


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