KSOU row: Rayareddy to discuss issue with Javadekar

KSOU row: Rayareddy to discuss issue with Javadekar

Minister for Higher Education Basavaraj Rayareddy on Saturday said that he will hold a meeting with the Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash J Javadekar on Sunday to discuss recognition for Karnataka State Open University (KSOU).

He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating 'Education Expo', at Suttur here organised as part of Suttur Jatra Mahotsava. The minister blamed that due to irregularities of the former vice chancellors and registrars, the University Grants Commission (UGC) de-recognised the courses of KSOU. Due to the lapses, lakhs of students have been facing problems. "We have to request the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar to resolve the issue by providing recognition for the institution," he said.

The minister also urged Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who was present at the event, to take measures in this regard. "If we fail to get the recognition for the varsity, then both, Union as well state government, should face embarrassment from the students," he said.

Recalling the Income Tax officials raid against Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Rayareddy said, "The officials seized Rs 450 crore belonging to the students. The matter needs to be discussed with Javadekar asking him to take measures to release the money."

Ananth Kumar assured his full cooperation in strengthening education sector in the state.

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