Bangalore University (BU) has said it was merely acting upon the interim orders passed by the High Court in allowing the blacklisted teacher education colleges to conduct theory and practical exams.
Registrar (Evaluation) R K Somashekhar said, “The decision to conduct first semester BEd examination was taken in light of the interim order by the HC on a writ petition filed by Rajiv Gandhi College of Education. The final order is still pending.”
According to Somashekhar, the blacklisted colleges were inspected by a local inquiry committee (LIC) for renewal of affiliation for the year 2011-12. The LIC had recommended affiliation to a few colleges. These LIC reports were to be approved by the Academic Council and Syndicate.
“However, since the first semester exams were scheduled to be held from May 10, keeping in view the interests of the students, pending ratification by the Academic Council and Syndicate,” he said. Evaluation of answer scripts and announcement of results were to be held back until the Task Force Committee on Teacher Education makes further recommendations, he said.
“On the request of BEd colleges and advice of the university’s legal adviser, the colleges have been permitted to conduct practical exams, pending a final decision on renewal of affiliation,” he said.