2 principals seeking transfer get choice of 385 colleges

2 principals seeking transfer get choice of 385 colleges

 Two principals of government first grade colleges who applied for transfer were spoilt for choice as they had 385 colleges to choose from.

This is because of the large number of vacant principals’ posts in the state’s government degree colleges.

When the Department of Collegiate Education invited applications for the ongoing transfer process, only K Prasad, principal of Government First Grade College, Molkalmur, Chitradurga, and S Malleshappa, principal of Government First Grade College, Sira, Tumakuru applied.

Malleshappa had sought transfer to Tumakuru in the counselling process which began on June 24 and Prasad decided, at the last moment, to continue at the Molkalmur college.

Usually, the number of vacancies available for principals are few and the number of transfer applications are many.

Of the 412 first grade degree colleges in the state, 385 do not have permanent principals. In the remaining 27, temporary principals have been appointed.

No promotion

President of the government first degree college lecturers association, Dr H Prakash, said, “The colleges are struggling without permanent principals but the government is not paying any heed to this problem. There have been no promotions in the past five years.”

Of the temporarily appointed principals, three retired in May, three complete their tenure this month and in July, four will retire, he said.

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