The state government has issued a show-cause notice to Bangalore University Vice Chancellor N Prabhu Dev and Registrar B C Mylarappa seeking explanation for Syndicate meetings not conducting according to the Karnataka State Universities (KSU) Act 2000.
According to the notice, if the university fails to respond in a week, the decisions taken in the 107th and 108th Syndicate meetings will be annulled by the powers vested with the government.
The government has stated the agenda of the 107th and 108th Syndicate meetings were circulated among members and had also passed a resolution via circulars. According to the KSU Act 2000, the agenda and the contents of meeting can be circulated, but the resolutions cannot be decided by passing circulars which is a gross violation of rules. According to the government, the resolutions passed in these meetings shall remain annulled, if the university fails to respond with clarification for its actions.
Reacting to the notice, registrar Mylarappa said that owing to the unprecedented incidents of violence in the special Syndicate meeting held in May, the 107th and 108th meetings had to be conducted by issuing circulars to its members.
The vice-chancellor and the registrar had failed to conduct any meetings, but issued circulars to the Syndicate members seeking their approval regarding various subjects.
After much intervention, the university conducted a special Syndicate meeting on September 5. Some subjects discussed in these meetings included a debate on the report of the committee constituted to verify the validity of the appointments made during the 10th Plan, revision of fee fixed to MSc (Molecular Biology) course, refund of 50 per cent of fee in case of increase of 10 marks during revaluation in the respective paper of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and nomination of chairperson to the Kannada Study Centre.