Work on varsity PG centre building in Kolar resumed

Will shift to new building in January 2012, says BU registrar

Restart: Dr B C Mylarappa, Bangalore University registrar on Monday inspects the  post-graduation centre building near Mangasandra in Kolar taluk, the construction of which had been stalled. dh photo

He added that all work of the centre would be carried out in the new building, starting January 2012.

He visited the building site near Mangasandra in the taluk on Monday and inspected the work that was stopped when it had almost reached completion.

Later, speaking to the media, Mylarappa said the work, which had been stopped due to technical problem, was restarted on Monday. “The contractors have been fixed a deadline of 20 days to complete the work, considering the welfare of the students in the district.”

‘Relative’ situation

The registrar mentioned that in addition to being an old student of Bangalore University, he was also a native of Kolar district. “Now, as the registrar, ensuring rapid completion of the construction work is a priority,” he added.

Mentioning that Vice-chancellor Dr Prabhu Dev too belongs to Kolar district, Mylarappa said he has spoken to the VC about the issue and members of the syndicate too are cooperating. “All parties responsible for stalling of the construction, from the University to the contractors, have come to a consensus and the work is restarted.”

The administration wing would be complete first. Classes too would be conducted in the complex. The classrooms would be built phase by phase after that, the registrar said and added that the chief minister too would be consulted on the matter.

Visit to hostel

Mylarappa later visited the post graduate students' hostel on Tekal Road in the city and inspected the conditions there.

He instructed Dr Dominique, the warden, to make the bathrooms and toilets more user-friendly.

He was shocked to find that the kitchen of the hostel still used firewood and termed it old-fashioned.

In a dramatic intervention, a woman working at the hostel on contract basis fell at Mylarappa's feet and begged him for a hike in pay. Touched by her desperate act, he promised her a rise from next month.

Pathetic condition

He also visited the post-graduate centre, which is currently functioning on the premises of the Government College for Boys.

The condition of the centre and the lack of facilities had him worrying. The roof in many classrooms was broken; there were mud heaps in many classrooms the walls of which were dug by rats; hundreds of girl students had just one toilets.

“The centre seems to live in the last century,” Mylarappa mocked.

Speaking to the lecturers at the centre, he promised them the shortage of teaching staff in the centre would be alleviated.

Centre director Dr C Nagabhushan, VV Syndicate members Jagadish Prasad, Krishna, K B Vedamurthy and Girish, chief engineer Puttaswamy, assistant engineer Chandrashekhar and contractor Shivaraj were present during the visit.

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