Academic Council says no to BU split

Varsity will retain its campus in the central part of the city

Published: 25th June 2013 11:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2013 11:36 AM   |  A+A-

The Bangalore University’s Academic Council on Monday passed a resolution opposing the line of demarcation of the Central College which was set up in 1964.

The Council made its stand clear saying that it was not in favour of using the word ‘bifurcation’ or ‘splitting’ of the university.

The resolution also stated that the university will retain colleges in the central part of Bangalore as per the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) 2010 and that the process of forming a new university shall not affect the identity of the university in any manner.

Vice-chancellor Thimme Gowda said, “The university will request the government to make a geographical demarcation, i.e, area-wise and not road-wise, as the present line of demarcation is unscientific.” He further explained that the colleges in Bangalore north, south, central and Ramanagaram can be with the university, while those in Kolar, Anekal, Bangalore East and Bangalore Rural district can come under the new university as decided earlier.

The previous BJP government had formulated a bill to set up DVG Jnanavahini University in Hoskote taluk and it was passed by the both Legislative Assembly and the Council. According to the bill,  the Central College campus was supposed to be a part of the new university. However, Governor H R Bhardwaj had sent back the bill without giving his assent. The Academic Council also accepted the BEd Task Force’s final report and decided to form three committees to make final recommendations.

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