BU VC dismisses allegations as false, wild

 
He added that his efforts to cleanse the system “will not be deterred” by false accusations made to divert attention “from illegal actions of insubordination” of the registrars.

Defending himself over the allegations of extravagant expenses to the tune of over Rs 3.8 lakh in two days at luxury hotels, Prabhu Dev in a statement said, “It is an established tradition for a Vice-Chancellor to host dinner to the delegates of the national and international conferences held in the varsity. The figures mentioned by the Registrar are related to this established tradition and not for the Vice-Chancellor’s comforts.”

Governor aware

Meanwhile, the V-C who met the Governor on Thursday told Deccan Herald that he had apprised the Chancellor of the developments. “The Governor is aware of the developments and said that he has been going through reports surrounding the controversy,” Prabhu Dev said.

He also denied any irregularities over the decision to give Manipal Printing Press an order for 18 lakh answer scripts and said that the decision was made only after the Director of the varsity’s press expressed his inability to print more than six lakh scripts in time.

“After a decision was taken at the Academic Council, Manipal Press was given an order to print 18 lakh scripts of which 12 lakhs scripts are used in the last examination. We have a buffer stock of 6 lakh scripts to meet exigencies,” the V-C said in a statement.

He also said that the figures with respect to the printing of answer scripts has been “purposefully inflated” by the Registrar (Evaluation).

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