Intensifying the crackdown on erring BEd colleges, Bangalore University (BU) Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda on Tuesday said the university will seek a CID probe in cases where there are off-campus admissions.
Addressing the principals of all 73 BEd colleges whose students have been permitted to write the ongoing exams in Central College, Prof Gowda sent out a strong message that the academic credentials of students must be established if they want to continue to write the exams.
“There is no other go,” Gowda told the principals. “Students who have not signed the admission register during the admission process will not be allowed to write further exams. We will file police complaints against such students and the respective principals, and they will also be reported to the CID,” Gowda said, referring specifically to 47 colleges that have been identified earlier with irregularities.
D N Nataraj, general secretary, Karnataka State Private BEd College Principals’ and Lecturers’ Association, argued that the BU Examination Ordinance does not mandate signature of students in the admission register. “If any punishment is meted out to colleges and the future of students is affected, we will protest after the exams,” he said.
Dismissing this threat, Gowda asked the 47 colleges to submit an undertaking on a ` 200 stamp paper that the students have the required attendance and academic progress before Wednesday evening. “We will verify your undertaking and admission registers with the records we have with us. If there is no match, then you will face the music,” the V-C said.
On Monday, 40 of the 47 “irregular” colleges submitted undertakings to Registrar (Evaluation) R K Somashekhar. Some more cases of malpractice were found when the V-C visited six exam centres on the second of the BEd exams.