One-man commission delays report on VTU V-C - The New Indian Express

One-man commission delays report on VTU V-C

Published: 14th November 2012 09:21 AM

Last Updated: 14th November 2012 09:21 AM

The report of the one-man commission to look into the allegations regarding the qualifications of the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) vice-chancellor Dr H Maheshappa has not seen the day-light yet.
 The commission, headed by retired Justice Abhay Gohil, was constituted in February this year with a duration of six months for investigation.
 The panel was formed following writ petition filed in the High Court against the varsity vice chancellor, however, till date there has been no report about findings.
 One of the allegations against Maheshappa was that he made false claims of passing BE exam with a first class degree while he had actually obtained a second class.
 Some other allegations include the number of PhD scholars and MTech students that he has guided, false information on the number of technical papers published by him and the alleged claims about the research projects, including DRDO projects.
 When contacted, an official from Raj Bhavan said that no report from the oneman inquiry commission has reached the Governor’s office till date.
 However, the Higher Education Department is clueless about the panel’s report regarding the VC.
 “The oneman commission was appointed by the Governor and the report about the same will be sent to governor.
 The Governor will then send it to the government to take appropriate actions.
 The Department has not received any information from the Raj Bhavan so far regarding this matter,” Siddaiah, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Departments said.

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