B'lore varsity to cancel affiliation for 10 colleges

Dogged by inordinate delays due to legal wrangles, the LICs were constituted recently. At the University's Academic Council meeting here on Monday, the recommendations of LICs were approved under broad-based guidelines.

According to R M Ranganath, Registrar (Evaluation), as many as 30 LICs inspected 552 colleges under the Bangalore University which had applied for affiliation. Acting on the recommendations of LICs, as many as 10 colleges which neither had the desired infrastructure nor possessed proper academic qualifications will lose their affiliation status.

"It was for the first time that the LICs comprised only academicians and not syndicate members," Vice-Chancellor N Prabhu Dev told Deccan Herald.  
The Council also decided to accept the statutory requirement for the maximum duration for completing LLB and LLM courses. In addition, the University decided to introduce four-year Bachelor of Science (B S) course at Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College, Malleswaram; National College, Basavanagudi; and KLE's S Nijalingappa College, Rajajinagar. This apart, the University will also offer the course.
The course is in tune with international educational structure and will be followed by a one-year M S. The syllabus for the B S programme has been prepared by the University's Scientific Committee and the Board of Studies.

UGC directive
The UGC directive on the pay-scale of assistant lecturers also received the Academic Council's nod. The directive says that increments and service conditions of assistant lectures will depend on their academic performance.

This, in turn, will be determined on three parameters: research work, seminars conducted or participated in, and workshops conducted. 

The work of looking into the academic credentials will be entrusted to a committee headed by the Vice-Chancellor. Prof Muniyamma, former VC, Gulbarga University; T R Subramanya, Registrar (administration); and Director, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Board (PMEB) will be its other members.
A policy decision to approve the enhancement of seats in government colleges in rural areas was also taken.


A fine of Rs five lakh will be imposed on 11 B Ed colleges which were recommended for the cancellation of their affiliation on charges of irregularity in academic programmes and conduct of classes by the University's Enquiry and Vigilance officer, Ramakrishna. As six months of the course duration have elapsed, the Academic decided not to withdraw the affiliation instead, it decided to impose the fine.

In order to provide students an opportunity to pursue research under distinguished guides, the Council identified 19 institutes for doctoral research.
Among them are the Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesarghatta; the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Madivala; and the State Government's Sericulture Research Station, Talaghattapura.
DH News Service

Good news for transgender students
There is some good news for transgender students aspiring to pursue post-graduate courses at the Bangalore University. Beginning this academic year, one seat will be reserved for transgenders in each of the 52 post-graduate disciplines. Giving its thumbs up to the proposal in order to encourage sexual minorities to pursue higher education, the decision will be implemented under supernumerary quota without disturbing the reservation policy of the government.
Under the supernumerary quota, students under the classifications of rural, Kannada medium, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Social Service (NSS), sports, culture, foreign national, physically challenged, defence, Kashmiri migrant and self-finance are admitted.

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