Birth pangs for Bellary varsity

But the government is sitting over a proposal from the varsity seeking approval for appointment of various teaching and non-teaching staff. The university has also granted permission to start five new degree colleges in the current academic year.

The Krishnadevaraya University has appealed many times to the government to issue a notification for the appointment of 67 teaching and 150 non-teaching staff, but to no avail, said  Dr Manjappa Hosamane, the new Vice-Chancellor.

Also, the two post-graduate centre’s of the university are presently making do with guest lecturers. There are nine departments in the university campus at Nandihalli of Sandur taluk, while there are five departments at the Allipura campus in Bellary. Presently, there are permanent staff in only three of the 10 departments, including those at the Nandihalli centre, of the varsity.

The Gulbarga University had made provisions for appointing staff for a total of 34 approved teaching posts in the new varsity and 10 teaching posts at the Bellary centre. The government has not approved the recruitment to these posts also. It has been putting off the appointments saying that the proposal had been forwarded to the finance department.

The Karnataka Industrial Development Board is in the process of 140 acres for the university. Also, the tender process is on for the construction of new buildings for the university, using the Rs 10-crore grant given by the government, said Hosamane. He said that the government should release the grants for developing basic infrastructure for the varsity, instead of releasing them instalments.
 

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