State govt bats for blacklisted college

Besides, it has also directed to accord affiliation for the new courses and to approve the intake of some other courses of the blacklisted college.

The university Syndicate had blacklisted the BEd and MEd Colleges of Reshmi Educational and Charitable Trust, Gulbarga, for fabricating the financial instruments and receipts towards the payment of affiliation fee and it has also found the institution at fault for some other omissions and commissions.

Pending inquiry against the institution, the Syndicate had decided to suspend the continuation of affiliation of the two courses. It had also decided not to entertain the institution’s application for starting new courses and enhancing the intake of existing courses.

According to official sources the Syndicate after holding a detailed inquiry into the role of the Reshmi Institution in what is notoriously known as ‘fake DD scam’ has found the institution fully at fault.

However, the all influential and powerful management of the said institution has managed to get a direction from the Principal Secretary of the Education Department (Higher Education) which has annulled all the decisions taken by the university.

When contacted Registrar S L Hiremath refused to be drawn into controversy saying the government had the ultimate powers to override or annul the decisions of the Syndicate and accordingly they have to abide by it.

Shock, dismay

However, the other sources in the university expressed their shock and dismay over the blatant politicisation of academic matters by the power wielding politicians.

The letter from the Principal Secretary quotes the notings of the chief minister and the higher education minister to direct the university registrar to approve the continuation of affiliation, to accord affiliation for the new courses and also to permit the enhanced intake of the institution.

The tone and tenor of the Principal Secretary’s letter is also disturbing. It holds the decision of the university to suspend the continuation of affiliation for the year 2010-11 as ‘without proper reason’ and ‘illegal.’

It has ordered the Registrar to immediately abide by the government’s directions.
As per the Syndicate decision, the university had suspended the continuation of affiliation for BEd and MEd courses for the year 2010-11, had refused affiliation for new courses.

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