Cutting across party lines, State Legislative Council members on Wednesday expressed concern over alleged ‘corruption’ in the selection of vice chancellors and urged the government to check the trend.
Initiating a debate on the Karnataka State University (Second Amendment) Bill, 2013, in the Council, Basavaraj Horatti said it looks as if the process of appointment of VCs was fixed. “Many VCs have openly admitted to giving money to get the post. According to my information, some have given Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore,” he said.
He alleged that such VCs take Rs 10-15 lakh each for appointment of lecturers and develop their own coterie. Since they spend crores of rupees on their appointment, naturally they tend to look for other avenues to make money, he said. Higher Education Minister C T Ravi admitted that he too has heard that VCs spend crores of rupees to lobby.