The state government’s recent decision to recall six of its members from Bangalore University’s (BU) Syndicate has jeopardized 11 reports that they were supposed to submit pertaining to matters crucial to the university’s interest.
One such committee, headed by K V Acharya, was asked to recommend measures to enhance security measures on Jnana Bharathi campus following the alleged gang-rape of a second year law student. This report has achieved only 35 per cent progress. He also headed a committee to recommend updates to the university statutes, which was 15 per cent done.
“I am still working on my reports. But I am not sure what the university will do. We don’t know what their stand on these reports will be,” Prof Acharya said.
C K Jagdish Prasad was asked to head committees to look into the establishment of a postgraduate centre in Ramanagaram, revision of non-teaching staff salaries and development of hostels.
T H Srinivasaiah Committee was formed to determine revision of rental rates for institutions currently housed on the campus. This report is 80 per cent complete. He also had to submit a report on alleged misappropriation of funds during the BU Book Fair held last year.
D S Krishna headed three committees- provision of tablets to SC/ST students (90 per cent ready), preparing seniority list of non-teaching staff (80 per cent ready) and objections to the auditor general’s report of 2010-11 (70 per cent ready).
A committee under Zaheda Mulla was formed to probe into the double-exam scam at University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, where it was alleged that two exams were held for the same class at the insistence of a few ‘influential’ students. “It is 90 per cent ready and I hope to finish it this week. Two people did not turn up for our hearings,” Zaheda said.
Only Manasa Nagabhushanam managed to submit her report on the formation of a student grievance cell.
“We will probably ask other members in these committees to take up the remaining work till these members are replaced,” said Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda.