University suspends all distance centres

  The decision comes in the wake of the correspondence course question paper leak scam at a City college, that shook the University on Saturday.

Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University Dr N Prabhu Dev also revealed that the the existing centres were not inspected by Local Inquiry Committees before they were approved. “A number of these centres were not inspected by Local Inquiry Committees (LIC) and were approved before I took over,” he said.

He added that  there were innumerable lapses at the study centres, with respect to holding of examinations. “We have come to understand that the condition of  the distance eduction centres are well below standards. Question papers and answer scripts were strewn around the place before and after exams at many of these centres. Hence the decision,” Dr Prabhu Dev said.

The Vice-Chancellor added that a high-powered committee, headed by Professor Chambi Puranik, retired Dean of Mysore University, has been constituted to review the performance and status of the study centres.

The six-member committee also includes Professor Subramanya, Dean, Faculty of Law, Bangalore University and Dr Narayanswamy, Dean, Faculty of Education, Bangalore University.

The committee will submit a report within three months and recommend the study centres that will meet the standards. The recommended committees will also be inspected by LICs of the varsity before they are granted the status of ‘study centre’.
However, centres which have been recognised by the university for the Post-Graduate examinations have been authorised to conduct the forthcoming examinations.

Meanwhile, the ABVP has demanded legal action against the accused in the question paper leak scam. A statement issued by the office-bearers of the organisation said that the non-arrest of the accused raised doubts about the operation conducted by the NSUI and Congress.

They also demanded that KPCC working president D K Shivkumar take back his allegations against ABVP. The statement, they said, was a baseless allegation fuelled mainly by political motivation. 

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